Self-Selection Bias at Charter Schools

Not all children have parents who are involved enough - if at all - in their education to take advantage of the choices open to them.

The Other Side of Teacher Tenure

Abolishing tenure would leave even exemplary teachers vulnerable to abusive principals.

Best Teaching Is Based on Relationships

Long after subject matter is forgotten, attitudes remain.

Professionalizing Teaching

Teachers in the U.S. spend at least twice as many hours in the classroom as teachers in countries whose students outperform ours on tests of international competition.

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Lessons

Standardized tests should be used strictly for diagnostic purposes, as in Finland.

International Tests Confuse Taxpayers

Researchers confuse taxpayers when they draw different conclusions about student performance on tests of international competition.

Attracting Teachers to Inner-City Schools

I take my hat off to all teachers who willingly take a position in inner-city schools because of the daunting challenges they face.

Teaching Students to Hate School

How would the U.S. stack up against other countries if non-cognitive outcomes were measured?

Drawing Line on Special Education

It's incumbent on Congress to provide adequate funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Can Teaching Be Taught?

The sheer number of teachers needed in public schools militates against uniform quality.

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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