It's time to get real about students today if we expect them to respect teachers.


Only parents should be able to decide which school best meets the needs and interests of their own children.


It's a sad commentary that evaluating higher education has been reduced to the size of its graduates' paychecks.


There has to be a time limit on how long teachers can remain in reserve rooms.


As long as charter schools can play by their own rules, comparisons between their outcomes and those of traditional public schools are futile.


Allowing students to abstain from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance may ironically help teachers achieve their ultimate goal by showing that the U.S. is free enough to permit disagreement.


Don't students in credit-bearing classes have a reasonable expectation that the instruction they receive is truly college level?


Although no race is a monolith, the assumption is that students do better when they have teachers of their same color.


The first duty of principals is to provide a safe environment for learning.


Teachers who refuse to take a day off when they need the rest are setting themselves up for burnout.


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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