Since the Common Core places heavy weight on non-fiction,newspapers can be a valuable resource for teachers.


If subject matter expertise alone is enough for success in K-12, then professors would be highly effective.


Tenure is needed now more than ever.


As the number of students taking AP classes has increased, pass rates have fallen slightly.


It's a stretch to argue that defiance should be tolerated because it may be a sign of genius.


Student newspaper advisors are caught between their duty as journalists and their responsibility as teachers.


Performance-based assessment of teachers of color has the potential of addressing their shortage.


It's better to err on the side of caution in placing community college students in remedial classes.


The successes of high-flying schools are not necessarily scalable.


It's better to err on the side of caution in dealing with the safety of students.


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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