If the Vergara ruling stands, it has the potential to invite new litigation with entirely different goals.

Concluding that the 7,000 students who drop out of school every day is the result of indifference on the part of their teachers is a gross oversimplification.

Black students actually are underrepresented in special education compared with white students from similar socioeconomic backgrounds.

Turning teachers into informers will undermine the trust that is essential in the classroom for real learning to take place.

If the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, then why are state Constitutions the basis for court rulings?

Foreign-language immersion has great potential for students at all grade levels.

The tests currently in use for teacher licensing have limited predictive value.

Even if teachers prevail in defending themselves against absurd charges, the stress they endure and the stain on their reputation are often unbearable.

If a school cannot improve despite efforts over the years, it needs to be closed and students guaranteed enrollment in a better school.

The lack of professional autonomy will contribute to an accelerated flight of teachers from public schools.

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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