An innocent hug can be the basis for a charge of inappropriate touching between teacher and student.

Educational research may be entering a new era, where results are scrutinized more carefully than in the past.

High quality preschool, coupled with wraparound services, provide hope for narrowing the achievement gap.

If teachers could be fired at any time, where will their replacements come from?

Expressing oneself with proper grammar is considered hot in online dating.

Comparing the performance of charter schools with magnet schools is fairer than present methods.

Looking back, I'm convinced my students taught me more than I ever taught them.

Athletic prep schools make a mockery of education.

If the U.S. adopted Finland's stringent standards for admission to teacher preparation programs, it would be impossible to staff classrooms.

Charter schools will be fought tooth and nail, but in the end they will prevail.

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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