Without additional federal funding, school districts will be hard pressed to meet the higher standard for special education students.

Magnet schools remain an unacknowledged gem in an educational system that shortchanges too many young people.

Exempting veteran teachers from state income tax will not solve the shortage problem, but it is a step in the right direction.

Unionization at the largest charter school network in the country will be a harbinger.

Eliminating tenure will have unintended consequences for all stakeholders.

By lowering the bar for licensing, the Board of Regents is shortchanging the very students it is committed to help.

Field trips and other projects,when done on a regular basis,can make what is taught in class come alive.

The total number of students served by both traditional and charter schools has dropped across the country because of a declining birth rate.

Perhaps the popularity of code schools will be the motivation to accord vocational education the respect it deserves.

Public, private and religious schools have been the venue for sexual misconduct by teachers.

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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