For students who have neither the interest, aptitude or means for a bachelor's degree, a certificate program can be the best choice.

Why not hire unemployed actors and actresses to play the various roles of students to better prepare new teachers?

Tolerance, like so many values, is caught - not taught.

I challenge those who think that teachers have it easy to teach for one week in a public school.

Teachers shortchange students by avoiding straightforward comments about their work.

High-stakes national tests are antithetical to our belief in democratization in education.

In their obsession with measurement, reformers are destroying innovation.

What about principals who have no business being in their position?

Parents have more choices than they believe when Catholic schools close.

The assumption is that only fiction will imbue students with a lifelong love of reading.

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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