Several myths prevail in the area of special education for ELLs
The Myth of Education and Empowerment by Darby ..
When colleges, our main centers of intellectual culture, lower standards of academic excellence in order to increase standards of athletic excellence, they implicitly support the popular marginalization of the intellectual enterprise. It is often said that the money brought in by athletics supports educational programs. But on athletics, and the fact that some depend on sports income confirms, in monetary terms, the perceived superiority of athletics.
Finland’s educational success is no miracle – Pasi Sahlberg
Included among these nonmerit advantages are high standardsof living from birth, inter vivos gifts (gifts between the living) suchas infusions of cash and property bestowed by parents on their childrenat critical junctures in the life course (going to college, getting married,buying a home, having children, starting a business, etc.), insulationfrom downward mobility (family safety nets which prevent children fromskidding in times of personal crises, setbacks, or as the result of personalfailures), access to educational opportunities as well as other opportunitiesto acquire personal merit or to have merit identified and cultivated, betterhealth care and consequently longer and healthier lives (which increasesearning power and the ability to accumulate assets during the life course). Another advantage of inheritance is access to high-poweredforms of social and cultural capital.