Teachers and principals can do only so much to help struggling students before their own health suffers.


Blacks are no more a monolith than other races.


Teachers unions are scapegoats for low student performance.


The personality of teachers overrides any prescribed set of rules regarding classroom discipline.


What's taking place in California is nothing less than a quiet revolution in education.


When students see no connection between school and their lives, they tend to drop out or act out.


Demonizing teachers has undermined morale, leading to their exit from the classroom.


We've been wildly oversold on the value of a college degree.


New teachers need an experienced mentor just as much as new doctors do.


The latest technology is no substitute for traditional summer school.


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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