The personality of teachers overrides any prescribed set of rules regarding classroom discipline.


What's taking place in California is nothing less than a quiet revolution in education.


When students see no connection between school and their lives, they tend to drop out or act out.


Demonizing teachers has undermined morale, leading to their exit from the classroom.


We've been wildly oversold on the value of a college degree.


New teachers need an experienced mentor just as much as new doctors do.


The latest technology is no substitute for traditional summer school.


By offering wraparound services, community schools have the potential to change the lives of disadvantaged students.


It is the duty of all parents to find the best education for the unique needs and interests of their own children.


It's impossible to produce graduates able to take their place in society without teaching ethics.


The opinions expressed in Walt Gardner's Reality Check are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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