Common Myths About Teachers

The Washington Post recently published an article discussing common statements about teachers and public schools that the author believes are completely untrue. The author discusses a book by David C. Berliner and Gene V. Glass called 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools, in which many of these statements are discussed.

 “You’ve heard many of them before, those statements about teachers and public schools that are said to be true but are just plain wrong.”

“You’ve heard many of them before, those statements about teachers and public schools that are said to be true but are just plain wrong.”

The author also quotes an article by Alice Trosclair, who has been teaching for nine years. Trosclair adds four more misconceptions to the list:

·       Teachers are just being martyrs

·       Teachers need to stop whining about how bad they have it

·       Teachers are not being forced to put in extra hours

·       Teachers knew what they were getting into.

At Elevate Teachers, we agree that teachers are often unfairly criticized and misrepresented, so we recommend that you check this article out!

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