The 5 worst education arguments by graphics

Othmar's Trombone

Below are the graphics and imagesthat we see trotted out time and again to support various arguments in education. And all of those arguments, if based on these graphics as evidence, are most likely bad arguments. I’m not the first to point outhow these have beendebunked, and I’m sure I won’t be the last.

1. This cartoon as an argument against an academic curriculum:5232012052424iwsmt

In an age where almost everyone in education is against the looming government policy of expanding the grammar school programme, there exists a cognitive dissonance whereby many of the same anti-selection advocates also embrace the idea that pupils should be assessed differently/be given a vocational education up to the age of16 because ‘not every child is academic’. Michael Fordham skews the argument for introducing a vocational education earlier far better than I can here, but suffice to say, this seems likejust another form of academic…

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