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.

A Mentor Corps composed of senior citizens would be the basis for an ideal symbiotic relationship.

If education were a privilege instead of a right, would schools be able to do a better job?

Marquee-name colleges and universities are unique brands that students and their parents will always be willing to pay more for in one form or another.

When students disrupt the learning of others, they forfeit their right to be in the classroom.

School district behemoths can never fulfill their duty to provide a quality education to all students.

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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