What We are Told, What Some Tell…(Spot the Fallacy)

What We are Told, What Some Tell…(Spot the Fallacy)

Too often a misunderstanding or a fear breeds an untruth. Too often all that is sensational sells as gold when really it is nothing more than a cheaply painted metal ring about to leave its green mark on our finger. It is easy to accept the loudest as 14k when that is all that is offered. We are trusting. We are fearful. We are concerned. But we must recognize half truth wrapped in shiny gold. We must discern…And when we uncover a truth, we should do our best to enlighten.

Lies we are told, lies some tell:

1. Wikipedia is not a credible resource because anyone can edit and add to the information. Wikipedia is not a credible resource because anyone can edit and add. Wikipedia is not a credible resource…

1.5. AND standardized test scores reflect students’ ability…

2. Students do not care about school, for they are indifferent and apathetic. Students do not care about school. Students do not care…

2.5. What worked for past generations works for future generations.

3. Texting/Technology is ruining our students’ ability to write. Texting/Technology is ruining our students’ ability. Texting/Technology is ruining our students…

3.5 AND standardized test scores reflect parents’ ability.

4. Parents do not care about what happens at school, for they are apathetic and indifferent. Parents do not care about what happens at school. Parents do not care…

4.5. Homework is necessary practice.

5. No one reads anymore. No one reads. No one…

5.5. AND standardized test scores reflect teachers’ ability.

6. Teachers do not care about students, for they are indifferent and apathetic. Teachers do not care about students. Teachers do not care…

6.5. Learning stops when spring arrives.

7. Nothing meaningful is shared via social media and is only destroying relationships. Nothing meaningful is shared via social media. Nothing meaningful is shared…

7.5 AND standardized testing is a reflection…

 

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