Are Teachers' Unions the Enemy?

Before scapegoating teachers' unions, critics should be forced to spend two weeks teaching in an inner-city public school.


GED Safety Net Is Fraying

The changes in the GED have gone too far too fast.


Vocational Education on the Right Track

The obsession with a bachelor's degree is shortchanging students whose interests and aptitudes are not academic.


Funding Schools Fairly

With 51 percent of all students in public schools qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches, it's time for action.


Remembering Teachers the Way We Want

Generalizing about public-school teachers is as unconvincing as generalizing about private-school or religious-school teachers.


Are Cram Schools on the Horizon in U.S.?

Cram schools make a mockery of the educational process.


Free Community Colleges Badly Needed

Tertiary education should be the natural continuation of secondary education in this country.


Home Schooling Grows as Parents Rebel

The Common Core and standardized testing largely account for the increase in the number of students who are homeschooled.


Teachers' Unions in Charter Schools

No matter how much talk about the importance of "a voice," job security remains the No. 1 issue for teachers.


Department of Defense Schools Shine

In many ways, Department of Defense schools provide an ideal teaching environment.


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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