When education is considered an entitlement, it has unintended negative consequences.

The decrease in violence in city schools is no reason to remove metal detectors.

Individual needs and interests are compatible with definitions for literacy and numeracy.

The debate over the presence of teachers' unions in charter schools is a red herring.

Learning can take place in diverse classroom settings, but following certain basic rules is indispensable.

Salaries of $100,000 are enticing, but at what price?

Despite changes, the SAT must engineer score spread in order to stay in business.

The debate over whether great teachers are born or made is irrelevant.

The cost of housing deters top educators from accepting positions in cities.

Sexual passion and rational thinking do not mix any more than oil and water.

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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