High-stakes national tests are antithetical to our belief in democratization in education.

In their obsession with measurement, reformers are destroying innovation.

What about principals who have no business being in their position?

Parents have more choices than they believe when Catholic schools close.

The assumption is that only fiction will imbue students with a lifelong love of reading.

Charter schools produce about the same range of outcomes as traditional public schools.

Praise disproportionately heaped on rookie teachers is part of a deliberate campaign to run schools like businesses.

Strictly from the point of view of a classroom teacher, ability grouping makes sense.

It's impossible to have quality and quantity in schools of education because of the disconnect between supply and demand.

There is a well orchestrated movement underway to abolish public schools.

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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