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May 06, 2013 08:04 pm

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A new infographic debunks 18 popular myths about education. Open Colleges

College graduates have endured the recession better than most individuals, data from the Labor Department reveals. The unemployment rate for college graduates in April was 3.9 percent, compared to 7.5 percent for the work force as a whole. Throughout the entire recession, college graduates have maintained a lower unemployment rate than the workforce as a whole. New York Times

The 2013 graduating class at Ohio State University got one of the best commencement speakers this season: President Obama. He aimed to inspire the students to value individual rights and community responsibilities. New York Times

The American Federation of Teachers polled 800 teachers and found that educators don’t feel prepared to teach math and reading to the Common Core State Standards. Seventy-five percent of the teachers surveyed said they support the Common Core, but less than one-third said they have received the training and resources needed to teach to the standards. Washington Post

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