I'm not arguing that what teachers wear is more important than their knowledge and skills, but I think it's worthwhile considering whether their apparel is a factor in student learning.

What's most important in finding a well-paying job today is one's major and the cachet of the college.

Is the ability to write anything substantial in 25 minutes realistic?

Seat time is arguably the least defensible method of instruction because it is based on the assumption that all students need a stipulated number of hours of instruction to learn subject matter.

Teachers still have no one in their corner when it comes to speaking out about unacceptable events at their school.

Using actors to play the role of students can help prepare future teachers before they step into an actual classroom.

Conflicting claims about test scores in Louisiana voucher schools demand clarification.

Unless school officials can show that a clear and present danger to the safety of students exists, banning the display of the U.S. flag on Cinco de Mayo makes a travesty of multiculturalism.

One day, historians will look back at the SAT as a curious relic of assessment.

Collective bargaining for teachers' unions today is over the sop thrown to them.

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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