Anything that makes students more open to learning is worthwhile exploring in depth.

High expectations by themselves cannot guarantee the same high student outcomes.

So much of the effectiveness of a teacher is the direct result of the students inherited.

Bullying leaves indelible scars that are not always visible.

Expose seniors in college to the realities of the classroom in order to test their convictions.

Parents who are desperate to flee terrible schools deserve the right to do so.

There is no possible ways critics can understand the price paid by substitute teachers.

Something is terribly wrong when teachers have to moonlight to pay their rent or their mortgages.

Rehabilitating bad teachers is more cost-effective than retaliation.

Eliminating PE when budgets are tight shortchanges students in ways that do not show up until years later.

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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