Teacher Turnover Will Persist

No one who has not taught in a public school can possibly understand what teachers today are facing on a daily basis.


Specialized High Schools Admissions Test

Diluting admissions standards to achieve racial diversity will affect educational quality.


Teachers' Unions Don't Oppose Change

Portraying teachers' unions as rigid obstructionists overlooks the facts.


Sex Education Is More Than Facts

Sex education can provide students with basic facts, without answering their personal questions.


What No Teacher-Prep Program Can Do

The huge number of new teachers needed to replace retiring teachers means that quality is bound to be affected.


The Truth About Test Scores

It's not hard to design a test that has a high likelihood of producing just about any outcome desired.


Public Schools of the Future

Public schools will not be recognizable two decades from now.


Disability Is the Other Segregation

Admitting students with disabilities to private schools will require certain accommodations, but they will be more than offset by what these students bring to the classroom.


Teachers' Unions at Crossroads

The only way teachers' unions can exist in anything other than an advisory capacity is to become part of the reform movement.


The Perennial Reading Wars

Schools that rely strictly on phonics or whole language to teach reading do their students a disservice.


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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