Supervision under a licensed teacher remains the single most important preparation for instructional effectiveness.


The McMartin travesty of justice can happen again under certain circumstances.


There's no substitute for being able to communicate in a foreign language without the help of an app.


Size matters in nurturing the relationship between teachers and students.


Blaming teachers unions for all the ills afflicting public schools does not stand up to scrutiny.


There is no dissonance between putting the interests of one's own children first while still fighting for the rights of other children.


When teachers have to commute long distances to affordable housing, their relationships with their students suffer.


Give vocational education the respect it deserves and watch graduation rates soar.


Admitting students to elite schools when they lack the aptitude to handle the work will shortchange all stakeholders.


The wall between church and state is slowly but surely being eroded by the U.S. Supreme Court.


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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