Abolishing tenure would leave even exemplary teachers vulnerable to abusive principals.

Long after subject matter is forgotten, attitudes remain.

Teachers in the U.S. spend at least twice as many hours in the classroom as teachers in countries whose students outperform ours on tests of international competition.

Standardized tests should be used strictly for diagnostic purposes, as in Finland.

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.

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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