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.

There is no surefire formula for success in the classroom because what works well in one school may not work well in another.

Academic courses have no monopoly on developing self-esteem by mastering skills and leadership traits.

It's a stretch to believe that tests of international competition predict a country's economic health.

Self-selection largely determines why charter schools outperform traditional public schools.

What is happening is not educational reform in the sense of improving public schools but instead in the form of their privatization.

Can schools be sued when they fail to teach students how to read?

The pension crisis is created by the failure of lawmakers to fully fund their promises.

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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