Certain school subjects carry a high risk of injury or death.

Financial resources that are adequate for advantaged students are inadequate for students from impoverished backgrounds and for those speaking little English.

If teachers' unions are the villain, why do states where they are strongest post the highest NAEP scores and conversely why do states where they are weakest post the lowest NAEP scores?

The evidence to date does not support the view that pre-K programs can produce lasting academic and social benefits.

We do a terrible disservice to teachers who are compared to heroes on the big screen.

I wish Carmen Fariña well as chancellor, but far too much is expected of her in light of the realities of the city she serves.

I wonder if seniors who opt for a trade instead of a degree are not going to have the last laugh.

Social Darwinism and the trickle-down theory have not helped the majority of parents get a better education for their children.

Written evaluation of teachers by students should be permitted, provided they include specific evidence and are not anonymous.

Education is more complex than standardized test scores.

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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