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5 common myths about school administration

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, @eSN_Meris
October 18th, 2013

Readers discuss the nation’s biggest misconceptions about administration

administration-administorsIt’s not always teachers who face criticism in the U.S. Many school administrators say that misconceptions about their career motivations and the position in general still exist today—and many myths have survived for decades.

Even though administrators don’t always have to face some of the misconceptions teachers do, such as “Those who can’t do, teach,” the world of school administration faces its own set of stereotypes that are often times incorrect. (See “10 common myths about teaching.”)

eSchool News recently asked readers: “If you could clear up one misconception about administrators and/or school administration, what would it be?” Our goal was not only to help others understand these misconceptions, but also to learn how administrators feel they are perceived by others.

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