It's not hard to design a test that has a high likelihood of producing just about any outcome desired.


Public schools will not be recognizable two decades from now.


Admitting students with disabilities to private schools will require certain accommodations, but they will be more than offset by what these students bring to the classroom.


The only way teachers' unions can exist in anything other than an advisory capacity is to become part of the reform movement.


Schools that rely strictly on phonics or whole language to teach reading do their students a disservice.


The sole purpose of a bachelor's degree should not be to get a well-paying job.


Not all teachers have the personality to carry guns, even after the best training.


Allowing teachers to choose the kind of pension plan suited to their needs would help attract more talented college graduates.


Does "highly qualified" refer only to knowledge of subject matter and mastery of pedagogy, or does cultural sensitivity also count?


Young people don't always possess the judgment to know what is proper attire.


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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