Although genes are crucial, they do not work in a vacuum.

Despite massive funding from groups to mold public opinion against public schools, voters don't go along.

Total immersion in learning a new language still has a place.

As the number of charter schools continues to grow, voters in California will be forced to examine their largess.

I support integrating schools, but it has to be done fairly.

Choosing the right school is a little like choosing the right house.

Students today are more sophisticated than in the past, resulting in the questionable relevancy of civics classes to them.

No amount of support will significantly improve academic ability for students of below average IQ.

It's not the race of the teacher that matters but the motivation of the student.

Unprecedented demands on teachers have created stress that is manifested in the high rate of absenteeism.

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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