It's little wonder that students are turned off to the curriculum when we cave in so easily to complaints about controversial material.


Parents don't like hedge fund billionaires, but they like the school choices that the hedge fund billionaires promise.


Grit is used to explain why some young people overcome their disadvantages and move upward, but it's questionable if it is enough.


If parents believe their children learn better in single-sex classes or single-sex schools, why is the American Civil Liberties Union involved in litigation?


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.


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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