The racial disparity in discipline is not the result of teacher bias.

If teachers are effective in the classroom, their private lives should not be the basis for their firing.

Rankings in fields other than academics deserve inclusion.

The assumption that "everyone knows" who is a good teacher is not always accurate.

High school students need to consider community college where they can acquire marketable skills without going into debt.

Parents of all races will do just about anything to get their children in good schools, even if that means breaking the law.

Although teachers are not federal employees, they are not totally safe from the effects of the Holman Rule.

Spending billions on out-of-school factors will result in better school performance.

The vast majority of black and Hispanic parents demand school choice.

It is impossible to maintain the typical five-class-a-day schedule for years on end without running the risk of burnout.

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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