Students are shortchanged when there are no rules and no consequences.

Without tenure, teachers at all levels will find themselves at risk of downgrading or dismissal.

If developing thought is the purpose of education, rewarding speed on tests makes little sense.

Integrating schools by edict has unintended consequences.

There is no excuse for allowing the kind of misbehavior that exists in so many public schools.

The payoff for scapegoating teachers comes in the form of the $600 billion spent on public education in this country.

Test scores do not provide a complete picture of any school's success, but they cannot be denied either.

If a new law about reporting by therapists in Colorado is passed, it will have unintended consequences.

I know of no parents willing to sacrifice the education of their own children on an ideological altar.

Computer coding is no substitute for foreign language proficiency.

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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