Praise disproportionately heaped on rookie teachers is part of a deliberate campaign to run schools like businesses.


Strictly from the point of view of a classroom teacher, ability grouping makes sense.


It's impossible to have quality and quantity in schools of education because of the disconnect between supply and demand.


There is a well orchestrated movement underway to abolish public schools.


If students still don't see the value of the education provided them even after counseling, I don't understand why we force them to attend.


I'd like to see the average annual income of humanities majors compared with that of plumbers, electricians and auto mechanics.


Technology allows instruction to be differentiated in ways that teachers only used to be able to dream about.


Testing is the third rail of education reform.


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.


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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