Doesn't accountability in public schools also apply to the responsibility to teach frankly about sex?

Teachers cannot be forced to accept assignments to schools, but they can be made an offer they can't refuse.

Testing every day can be highly effective to learning as long as it is done correctly.

Change is necessary in determining which teachers remain in the classroom, but the pendulum must not be allowed to swing too far the other way.

Substitute teachers deserve far more respect than they get.

It's hard to understand why parents who want the best education for their children persist in opposing efforts to shutter persistently failing neighborhood schools.

Regardless of the teacher, there will always be an achievement gap.

Restorative justice balances the right of students to a second chance with the right of other students to an education in a safe environment.

Anything that can be done during the first five years of children's lives is an opportunity that must not be squandered.

There has always been an achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and there always will even if tenure were abolished.

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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