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 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.

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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