K-12 education is a right, but with every right comes responsibilities.


Retention is going to become more of a problem than recruitment in the years ahead as the reality of the classroom shatters the idealism of new teachers.


There is hope for graduates who shun the traditional paths to wealth to follow their passion.


No other country places so much emphasis on the rights of students and so little emphasis on their responsibilities.


What are the strings attached to starting salaries of $125,000 for TEP teachers?


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.


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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