If classical nude paintings are available in a school library, why are they not permitted in a school classroom?

The latest data show that not all parents have given up on traditional public schools.

One way to attract qualified subs is to put them on a retainer and pay them a supplement when they are summoned.

Subject matter expertise is no substitute for pedagogical competency.

Failing to teach students how to read handicaps them for life.

High absenteeism will persist as long as students see little connection between their studies and their future plans.

University-school district partnerships provide a forum for helping teachers become more effective in the classroom.

The achievement gap can never be eliminated but only narrowed.

When public schools accept an offer to move into a new building on corporate land, they open the door to interference on curriculum and faculty hiring.

Teachers have become so sensitized about being accused of prejudice that they tend to overlook behaviors resulting in suspensions in the past.

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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