Finding Middle Ground

(Note: In this post, Kim Burningham speaks in his own behalf. The point of view expressed in this post does not necessarily represent any organization of which he is a part. The concepts of this post were delivered by Burningham in his final comments at the end of 16 years as a member of the State Board of Education.) We live in a world of division. Locally, nationally, and internationally, people advocate so strongly for various extreme positions they are unable to see the merits of consensus-building with other opposing arguments. I…