Why I Love a Good Political Discussion on Facebook

It seems I get more likes when I post a picture of my dog on Facebook than when I post an article about an issue that is of serious import. I do have a friend on Facebook, however, who consistently comments when I post a comment or an article about a contentious issue. He usually takes the opposing view. I deeply value this, because I wholeheartedly value conversation that illuminates and challenges my thinking and gets me out of the typical echo chamber of social media. Below is a comment from Mike regarding the Michigan Teacher of the Year award and my reply: Mike's comment: Now this isn't written in a mean tone. Merely thoughtful -- It is hard to convey in text. Why would the question