Professionally trained inspectors using the proper rubric can provide invaluable information to all stakeholders.


Vouchers used at private schools don't always produce superior student performance.


Educational historians are going to look back at our obsession with college with puzzlement.


Rather than demonize standardized tests, improve their quality and use them for diagnostic purposes.


No state can fully control factors in the homes and neighborhoods of students that are responsible for differences in student performance.


Emotional intelligence can go only so far in achieving success in school.


Integrating public schools can only succeed when parents of all races support it.


Technology can make learning more enjoyable and effective if it is done right.


No good deed goes unpunished when teachers try to enrich their instruction.


Schools will be damned if they do and damned if they don't under new rules for evaluation.


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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