Researchers confuse taxpayers when they draw different conclusions about student performance on tests of international competition.

I take my hat off to all teachers who willingly take a position in inner-city schools because of the daunting challenges they face.

How would the U.S. stack up against other countries if non-cognitive outcomes were measured?

It's incumbent on Congress to provide adequate funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The sheer number of teachers needed in public schools militates against uniform quality.

Hiring professional security agents to protect everyone on school grounds is essential.

Schools will improve little as long as we continue to give short shrift to what takes place in the lives of young people in their homes and neighborhoods.

No one who has not taught in a public school can possibly understand what teachers today are facing on a daily basis.

Diluting admissions standards to achieve racial diversity will affect educational quality.

Portraying teachers' unions as rigid obstructionists overlooks the facts.

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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