Student portfolios are prone to subjective evaluation but so are movies.

It is impossible for teachers to put on a command performance repeatedly each day for days on end.

Only in the U.S. is differentiation anathema in education.

Ethics are caught, rather than taught.

How do we know who the good teachers are?

While training and education sometimes overlap, there is a distinct difference between the two that is lost in the debate over the worth of a college degree.

Right now charter schools are educational stars, but they play by a different set of rules than traditional public schools..

Teachers who are certified in science have knowledge that politicians do not.

Educational quality suffers in segregated schools, whether charter or traditional.

Philanthropists can't possibly grasp the enormity of the educational problems they are trying to solve.

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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