It's hard to fight others when you feel close to them.

If teachers are constrained in their teaching methods, students will be shortchanged.

The reductio ad absurdum of the school accountability movement can be seen in manufacturing companies.

The record shows that state takeover of failing schools has not resulted in significant improvement.

Self-selection contaminates the results of charter school success.

The only defensible way of evaluating teachers is through a panel of certified peers.

If I had children, I'd advise them to take a hard look inside themselves to see if they've thought through the probable outcome of taking on heavy student debt for a degree that is not likely to open doors to their dream job.

Young people today can't write a clear 5-sentence memo devoid of grammatical and spelling errors.

Don't assume that Hispanics are a monolith when designing programs aimed at improving educational outcomes.

We do a terrible disservice to students when we try to protect them from failure.

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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