The physical health of students is threatened by failure of officials to address the deterioration of buildings.

There is no assurance that what works in one school district will work in another, regardless of their similarities.

It takes great courage or incredible stupidity for teachers to fight the prescribed curriculum.

What good is admission to a marquee-name college if it comes at the expense of mental and physical health?

It's the potential beginning of the end of teachers' unions in this country.

A high school diploma has lost whatever value it once may have had.

Studies about parental choice that do not control for selection bias are unconvincing.

Students who pose a clear and present danger to others forfeit their right to be in regular classes.

It's scandalous that disabled students are deprived of their right to a free, appropriate education by some school districts.

If public schools in the United States are as bad as critics allege, then why do so many parents abroad willingly pay thousands of dollars to enroll their children here?

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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