Too many students are given a high school diploma that they haven't earned.

There are students of all races who are incorrigible and must be removed from class.

Paying teachers based strictly on their students' performance is as indefensible as paying CEOs astronomical salaries and bonuses.

The Chinese model of education offers invaluable lessons for the U.S.

Orthodox yeshivas are failing to comply with the state law to provide an education that is "substantially equivalent" to that provided by public schools.

Recruiting teachers to promote products in the classroom raises conflict-of-interest issues.

Some students are incorrigible and deserve suspension.

The shortage of teachers is acute only in certain subject areas and in schools with low-income and minority students.

What constitutes educational value in a trip is largely a matter of professional judgment.

It's time to let teachers use common sense and professional judgment in determining what to report to authorities.

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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