Four-year degrees are less likely to result in a significant lifetime wage premium today than in the distant past.


It's better to err on the side of caution in dealing with the safety of students.


Parental choice at public expense should be granted except to religious schools.


It's time to overcome resistance to hiring provisionally credentialed vocational education teachers.


Subject matter expertise is no guarantee of classroom success.


Open educational resources can engage students in ways that even the best textbooks cannot.


Therapy dogs in the classroom can make a huge difference in calming students.


Community schools offering wraparound services offer the best hope for failing schools.


Public schools will be unrecognizable a decade or two from now.


Despite the highest cost of housing in California, teacher salaries in San Francisco rank 528 among 821 school districts in the state.


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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