Expressing oneself with proper grammar is considered hot in online dating.

Comparing the performance of charter schools with magnet schools is fairer than present methods.

Looking back, I'm convinced my students taught me more than I ever taught them.

Athletic prep schools make a mockery of education.

If the U.S. adopted Finland's stringent standards for admission to teacher preparation programs, it would be impossible to staff classrooms.

Charter schools will be fought tooth and nail, but in the end they will prevail.

High-school seniors and their parents are unaware of how they are being manipulated by the present admissions process.

Characterizing teachers who opt to spend 30 years or more in the classroom as deadwood is insulting.

Lesson plans are intellectual property that are worthy of legal protection and remuneration.

Charter schools often outperform traditional public schools because they operate by a completely different set of rules.

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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