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.

Out-of-Control Classrooms

When students disrupt the learning of others, they forfeit their right to be in the classroom.

Time to Break Up Giant School Districts

School district behemoths can never fulfill their duty to provide a quality education to all students.

Teacher Responsibility for Student Health

The physical health of students is threatened by failure of officials to address the deterioration of buildings.

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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