Public, private and religious schools have been the venue for sexual misconduct by teachers.


The need for job security and the desire for input will eventually overcome whatever reservations about unionization that charter school teachers have.


Trained observers familiar with a particular school are the best way to evaluate teachers.


Bringing in new teachers to replace those fired will do little to improve persistently failing schools.


Parental choice will always create collateral damage.


Record high graduation rates need to be examined closely before drawing conclusions.


The racial disparity in discipline is not the result of teacher bias.


If teachers are effective in the classroom, their private lives should not be the basis for their firing.


Rankings in fields other than academics deserve inclusion.


The assumption that "everyone knows" who is a good teacher is not always accurate.


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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