The 18 Biggest Education Myths

I saw this infographic awhile back and tagged it as something I found interesting and wanted to share with the Edudemic audience. I think that many of these so-called ‘education myths’ are important to address – many of them hit some pretty hot-button topics in education (like teacher salaries, public vs. private schools, and class size).

I think it is also very important that we read all of these with a grain of salt – there are generalizations and exceptions to every one, and many might seem relative to another comparison. That said – I do hear these ‘myths’ spoken of often (whether they’re referred to as being true or false). I’d love to hear what you guys think of these education myths – please share in the comments!

18 Education Myths Worth Seeing

  • More Homework Means More Learning
  • More Money Means Better Schools
  • The Myth of Insurmountable Problems
  • Test Scores Are Related To Economic Competitiveness
  • Schools Alone Can Close The Achievement Gap
  • Private and Charter Schools Are Educating Kids Better
  • Teachers Are Clueless About The Content They Are Teaching
  • The “Teacher-Proof Myth”
  • Our Teachers Work Less And Get Paid More
  • Unions Defend Poor Teachers
  • Student Achievement Has Been Deteriorating For Decades
  • Teachers Are Solely Responsible For Learning
  • The Disadvantaged Don’t Have The Same Capacity To Learn
  • Schools Don’t Matter
  • Small Classes Would Produce Big Improvements
  • Teacher Preparation Matters Little For Student Achievement
  • Most Teachers Don’t Care
  • Credentials And Experience Don’t Matter. Only Content Knowledge Does