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Educate, teach, or inform (someone) wrongly:‘people have been miseducated about the drug's effects’
- ‘This blunder means that we have miseducated a whole generation of young Irish people into having underage sex.’
- ‘It is unfair to students to miseducate and confuse them about the nature of the scientific process.’
- ‘It's bad enough that teachers unions help miseducate American youngsters.’
- ‘In poorer areas, we are miseducating large numbers of children, and we are allowing them to grow up in impoverished and violent environments.’
- ‘Research seldom addresses how gender stereotyping affects and miseducates boys as well.’
- ‘He cautions that ‘the risks of miseducating children are both short- and long-term.’’
- ‘A generation of Europeans has been miseducated by its own media and leaders.’
- ‘Such a process creates what I refer to as bridge people: people that are miseducated in a way that connects them to two worlds but works vigilantly to make certain that they belong to neither.’
- ‘Just think, is this the kind of person or the kind of school system where you want to send your children daily, to be miseducated and programmed not to think for themselves, like this principal?’
- ‘The problem, of course, is that when those kids don't learn those things, they grow up to wield power and miseducate their own children.’
- ‘The celibate teenagers themselves are not only miseducated into ignorance; they are usually miserable.’
- ‘This was done because we have to get serious about providing better learning opportunities for all students, particularly those students who have been miseducated in their schooling.’
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