Twas the week before Christmas

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Twas the week before Christmas, which may explain quite a lot:
How two sworn enemies had the same thought.
Van Roekel and Kopp claim they agree
Give teachers! all teachers! what they need to achieve.

Start, they say, with strong teacher prep,
(a notion that we're quite willing to bet
Would probably lead these authors to blows
If we were further to press these two foes).

Be mindful, they warn, of the critical need
To recruit better talent— yes, this we shall heed!
Could NEA be suggesting we screen
For ability, not affection and nurturing?

Lastly they press for much better PD
A notion, sad to say, we greet cynically.

Kate Walsh & Priya Varghese