If observations of teachers are not done by certified personnel, evaluations need to be viewed skeptically.

Traditional public schools cannot possibly compete with private schools.

The secretary of education should not be a cheerleader for charter schools.

It's time to stand up to those who oppose banning classics because of offensive content.

As long as local control of education exists, there will always be huge gaps between standardized test scores and classroom grades.

Literacy is more than an important outcome of education.

If teaching in public schools is such a plum, then why can't districts fill their classrooms?

Promises made to teachers constitute a contract that cannot be unilaterally altered.

Students tend to believe anything they read.

The principal's office as the province of members of the boys club is an anachronism.

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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