Children with disabilities deserve more than a minimal education but not the best education money can buy.

It's how the Department of Education operates rather than its mere existence that should be the focus of the debate.

Teachers unions are unwittingly digging their own graves by opposing reasonable changes to school rules.

If competition has not improved customer satisfaction in airlines, banking, cable TV and the like, why would it do any better in education?

Black students who want to learn are denied the opportunity because schools are fearful of being sued when there are disparate disciplinary outcomes.

Money alone will not improve the teacher workforce.

Gender-segregated schools have unintentional negative effects.

It's not how much money is spent on schools that matters, but how it is spent.

Vouchers were once used in New Zealand but had a series of unintended consequences.

Nothing worries parents more than violence on school campuses.

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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