The best way to learn how to write effectively is to read extensively.


Learning that life is not fair is no reason to teach young people that they are victims.


Teachers' unions have a unique opportunity to show that they are not hidebound in their policy about their members' rights.


Algebra remains the single greatest obstacle for both high school and community college graduation.


Grade inflation is not the only reason that SAT scores have not risen proportionately.


The outrageous treatment of Native Americans is nowhere more evident than in what purports to be education.


High-stakes tests have a chilling effect on teachers and students.


Supervision under a licensed teacher remains the single most important preparation for instructional effectiveness.


The McMartin travesty of justice can happen again under certain circumstances.


There's no substitute for being able to communicate in a foreign language without the help of an app.


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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