Superintendents have little effect on student performance, but even that can backfire.

Teaching in public schools is no longer fun.

Despite their uneven quality, charter schools are extremely popular among parents of all races.

Teachers should restrict their comments to students solely to questions about subject matter when the school day is over.

The situation in the Clark County School District is a perfect storm that serves as a reminder of how difficult it is for school officials to plan for changing conditions

Is Texas lowering its standards to raise its on-time graduation rate to an all-time high?

No matter how clear the criteria, parents will always disagree with the findings because education is so personal.

The problem for those who have never taught is that they know only what they read or hear about schools in the media.

I cannot understand why guidance counselors deserve even less free-speech protection than classroom teachers.

It's incumbent on teachers to make it clear at the outset what their students will be expected to do at the conclusion of instruction.

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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