If states want to avoid federal intervention, they need to look at the California model.

The best principals respect their faculty and treat them accordingly.

Charter schools play by a different set of rules, thereby making comparisons problematic.

Teaching in public schools today would have been unimaginable to my generation.

Pouring millions of dollars more each year into struggling schools won't make a significant difference as long as a traditional curriculum remains in place.

Disrespect for the national anthem and flag can be the basis for invaluable class discussions about the issues raised.

It's hard to know if sexual scandals are new or merely newly reported.

Soft skills are certainly important, but they need to be modeled and taught at home and in the early grades.

Parents are responsible for instilling in their children a respect for education.

If teacher pensions and salaries are as lavish as reformers claim, then why are not more college graduates flocking to the field?

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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