Running schools is not the reason that teachers' unions exist.

With pressure mounting on teachers in today's accountability movement, increasing numbers of teachers will be calling for subs.

Catholic school teachers signed a contract with a morality clause that says they can't contradict church doctrine.

The intelligence of students from low-income families can be raised dramatically by enrichment opportunities.

Once private schools accept government aid, they should be required to administer the same standardized tests that public schools do.

There is a distinct difference between teaching to the broad body of knowledge and skills that a test attempts to measure and teaching to the actual questions on a test.

Racial awareness workshops are no substitute for the experience of daily interacting with students from different races.

It's important not to get carried away by alarmist claims about the shortage of STEM workers.

It's one thing for teachers to be responsible for identifying homeless students but quite another to expect them to follow through.

It's unrealistic to expect urban districts to compete with suburban districts.

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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