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    Myths

    LIE: Congress exempted itself from Obamacare

    TRUTH: Congress has to buy health insurance on the exchanges created by Obamacare

    LIE: Bad teachers are the reason racial and economic achievement gaps exist in U.S. education

    TRUTH: Many factors contribute to racial and economic achievement gaps in education

    LIE: High-stakes testing helps students learn more

    TRUTH: Student learning is usually unaffected by high-stakes testing, and can even be hurt by it

    LIE: High-stakes testing is a cost-effective way to evaluate teachers

    TRUTH: Student test scores are a crude, limited way to measure teachers’ success

    LIE: High-stakes testing is a fair way to evaluate teachers

    TRUTH: Test scores don’t provide a broad picture of a teacher’s performance

    LIE: Public schools are failing

    TRUTH: Public schools’ scores have been improving since the 1970s