In the final analysis, the buck stops with parents who are responsible for getting their children to class.

Supply and demand are going to win out in the salary wars ahead.

Athletics are an anachronism in today's academic accountability movement.

Self-esteem grates on my ears.

Frequent short tests cannot yield big educational benefits unless they attempt to measure the desired outcomes.

"I've always believed that principals are not the proper evaluators of teachers."

Erisa needs to be revised to apply to all public employers in order to protect teacher pensions.

The new school year offers teachers an unprecedented opportunity to prepare their students for college and career and the real possibility of losing their jobs.

The quantifiable benefits of field trips are greatest for disadvantaged students from rural areas and high poverty schools.

It's easy to design a standardized test that can engineer practically any desired results.

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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