Great teachers are virtuosos who possess gifts that can be identified but not duplicated.


What better way to keep labor costs low than to increase the number of STEM workers here on H1-B visas?


It's hard to generate sympathy when two wealthy communities tangle over funding, but the struggle illustrates important principles.


Equal opportunity for all children is a slogan that can never become a reality in this country.


Placing video cameras in every classroom is reminiscent of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon of the late 18th century.


Teachers often leave an indelible imprint on students in ways not reflected in the tests in widespread use.


Quality newspapers and magazines can develop critical thinking in students.


It's hard to sympathize with charter school teachers because they knew what they signed up for.


Big money essentially shapes educational policy.


It's hard to fight others when you feel close 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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