The fairest policy is to make seniority one consideration in teacher lay offs.

Few students have nothing in their backgrounds they are ashamed of.

Students who thrive in a military school would be at sea in Summerhill.

It's impossible to know if the socioeconomic composition of the student body or the curriculum came first.

If students feel too overwhelmed in college, they sometimes drop out, but struggling can sometimes be a way of evolving.

Learning is a partnership between teachers, parents and students.

For the overwhelming majority of students, algebra is as necessary for success as Latin or Greek.

Especially in education, researchers are wont to see what they want to see.

By embracing social Darwinism, the U.S. seems willing to accept public education strictly as a private commodity.

Allowing parents to remove their children from class when instruction deals with controversial matter is still the fairest way.

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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