Higher salaries alone will not solve the teacher shortage in the long run.

Parents of special-needs students are most deserving of the right to choose any school, provided it is certified.

Failure to solve chronic absenteeism results in a bleak future for students.

If teachers unions are the villain, then why don't all union-free charter schools outperform unionized public schools?

Graduates will quickly learn, whether in college or the workplace, that they will be evaluated in one way or another.

So much of a teacher's effectiveness depends on the kind of students assigned.

Once students were viewed as customers, no demands were too outrageous.

Pre-testing can help identify what teachers have actually taught in their classes rather than what students have brought to their classes.

A school year with one-week breaks distributed periodically would enhance learning.

Issuing different high school diplomas is recognition of reality.

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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