There is no excuse for allowing the kind of misbehavior that exists in so many public schools.

The payoff for scapegoating teachers comes in the form of the $600 billion spent on public education in this country.

Test scores do not provide a complete picture of any school's success, but they cannot be denied either.

If a new law about reporting by therapists in Colorado is passed, it will have unintended consequences.

I know of no parents willing to sacrifice the education of their own children on an ideological altar.

Computer coding is no substitute for foreign language proficiency.

Harsh tactics are sometimes necessary to protect teachers from special education students.

Higher salaries alone are not enough to recruit and retain the best and brightest to teaching.

Outrageous tactics approved by the school board mean that students have to work extremely hard not to graduate from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Attempts to hire more black male teachers are needed, but factors outside of school still play a more important role.

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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