The lack of amenities is enough to dissuade all but the most dedicated teachers from accepting positions in rural schools.

Integrating schools is seen by some parents as a threat to education quality.

A lawsuit to eliminate teacher tenure in Minnesota, with its impressive student performance, would be merely a power play.

No religion is exempt from promoting its values to students enrolled in its schools.

STEM is not, and can never be, the sum and substance of a well-rounded education.

Poverty is not destiny, but it affects learning in ways that make comparisons between schools unfair.

Does the same misbehavior trigger the same response by school officials when race is involved?

Admitting students to elite high schools should be based on proven academic ability.

Many parents reluctantly keep their children in underperforming schools simply because too much time and energy are required to make an informed decision.

If teachers are indeed overpaid and the job is such a plum, then why is there not a rush by the best college graduates into the profession?

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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