It's vital to make a distinction between instructional incompetence and moral turpitude.

If charter-school teachers are allegedly satisfied with working conditions, then why deny them the right to vote about unionization?

Predictive value is more important than disparate impact in defending a written test for future teachers.

Income-share agreements could wind up costing students more than traditional loans but are worthy of serious consideration.

Before reformers can be taken seriously, public-school experience should be a prerequisite.

The parent-trigger law needs clarification to make sure it achieves its intended goals.

Giving a high-school diploma to those who have not earned it harms all stakeholders.

As criticism of public-school teachers mounts, the only college grads making the classroom a career will be missionaries.

Long after subject matter is forgotten, attitudes remain, which no value-added model attempts to measure.

Providing effective home-school instruction alone does not qualify anyone to head a state board of education.

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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