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Will Rogers said, "People's ignorance isn't the problem; it's what they know for sure that isn't true." One reason that reform of our educational system often fails is that every politician and voter holds strong opinions about American schools. After all, they all went through the school system. Some of those opinions are simply wrong.
© 2004, Claremont Graduate University
This article first appeared as David Drew, "Five Things Most People Believe About American Education That Are Wrong," The CGU Flame, Claremont, CA, Spring, 2004, and can be found at the publisher's website http://www.cgu.edu/include/news/flame/The_Flame_SPRING_2004.pdf