New SAT Has a Legitimate Purpose

If students find reading passages on the new SAT to be difficult, how in the world will they be able to handle college-level work?


How Useful Are Tougher Teacher Evaluations?

Studies from even marquee-name universities can be published that allow invalid inferences to be drawn.


What Happens to Unions After Friedrichs?

The model adopted after the Friedrichs ruling will be unrecognizable to traditionalists.


Can Creativity Be Nurtured?

Observant parents can nurture creativity in their children by supporting their interest at an early age.


Workaholic Students

Endangering one's physical and mental health is too high a price to pay for excelling.


Vindictive Principals Destroy Morale

Exemplary teachers have no protection from vindictive principals without strong unions.


Single-Sex Education Is for Parents to Decide

Despite the growth in popularity of single-sex education, be ready for a constitutional challenge that segregation of the sexes is inherently unequal.


Senior Citizens as Mentors

A Mentor Corps composed of senior citizens would be the basis for an ideal symbiotic relationship.


What If School Were a Privilege?

If education were a privilege instead of a right, would schools be able to do a better job?


College Admissions Process Is Unavoidably Competitive

Marquee-name colleges and universities are unique brands that students and their parents will always be willing to pay more for in one form or another.


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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