I'm always open to evidence that miracles can occur, but so far New Orleans is not Lourdes.

The teachers remembered most fondly are those who cared deeply about their students as individuals.

Mental trauma can be as harmful, or worse, than physical trauma, but mandated reporter laws already include the former.

Without student teaching experience, mentoring is not enough.

Only parents can determine if their children are ready to attend kindergarten at age 5.

Only in the U.S. are gifted students treated like stepchildren.

Progressive education is hardly faultless, but it has benefited some students who otherwise would be written off as hopeless.

It's vital to make a distinction between instructional incompetence and moral turpitude.

If charter-school teachers are allegedly satisfied with working conditions, then why deny them the right to vote about unionization?

Predictive value is more important than disparate impact in defending a written test for future teachers.

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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