If student loans could be dischargeable, students, colleges, and banks would all benefit.

True talent has always been in short supply. Generous incentives can help attract better teacher candidates, but it's unrealistic to assume they can duplicate the performances of virtuosos.

Even good teachers can have a bad day.

If students find reading passages on the new SAT to be difficult, how in the world will they be able to handle college-level work?

Studies from even marquee-name universities can be published that allow invalid inferences to be drawn.

The model adopted after the Friedrichs ruling will be unrecognizable to traditionalists.

Observant parents can nurture creativity in their children by supporting their interest at an early age.

Endangering one's physical and mental health is too high a price to pay for excelling.

Exemplary teachers have no protection from vindictive principals without strong unions.

Despite the growth in popularity of single-sex education, be ready for a constitutional challenge that segregation of the sexes is inherently unequal.

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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