It's a myth that a college degree is indispensable for a gratifying life.


Schools of education need to provide candidates with much earlier exposure to classrooms.


If states want to avoid federal intervention, they need to look at the California model.


The best principals respect their faculty and treat them accordingly.


Charter schools play by a different set of rules, thereby making comparisons problematic.


Teaching in public schools today would have been unimaginable to my generation.


Pouring millions of dollars more each year into struggling schools won't make a significant difference as long as a traditional curriculum remains in place.


Disrespect for the national anthem and flag can be the basis for invaluable class discussions about the issues raised.


It's hard to know if sexual scandals are new or merely newly reported.


Soft skills are certainly important, but they need to be modeled and taught at home and in the early grades.


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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