Teaching reading requires understanding cultural, social and historical factors.


Next to the quality of teachers, the greatest in-school factor for learning is the physical atmosphere.


What students do with knowledge is more important than possession of knowledge.


A longer school day and school year are counterproductive to learning.


If the purpose of the Parent Trigger Law is to help parents get a better education for their children, it needs to be rewritten.


Although schools may not always measure up academically, they meet a distinct need not measured by standardized tests.


When it comes to influencing the outcome of elections, teachers unions take a back seat to no one.


Teaching is far more complex than non-teachers can possibly comprehend.


Practices that try to repair the harm caused by student misbehavior are more promising than punishment.


If a student disagrees with a teacher's instructional strategy, he should write an anonymous note outlining his concerns.


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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