Re: BRT now telling people which words to use
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- From: "Roberts, John - Vanguard High School" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 06:00:31 -0500
I can only surmise the terminology to be afforded by their "spin-doctors":
'educationally insolvent' (does that sound better than failure?). Put kids
in a corner and then deny they have been "trapped". Mike Roberts
From: Sue Allison [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 6:05 PM
To: ARN Listserv
Subject: [arn-l] BRT now telling people which words to use
I don't know whether or not this article was posted on the ARN -- but I
found this excerpt to be really amusing ...
The Business Roundtable, the prestigious group of corporate CEOs that
lobbied for years for school accountability, has sent advisory letters to
education groups and media outlets urging them not to say schools are
"failing" when they fail to meet annual yearly progress targets.
"We worried that it wouldn't be plausible to the American people, if the
majority of the schools in the United States are all declared failures,"
said Susan Traiman, director of the Roundtable's education initiative. The
Roundtable is working with U.S. Department of Education officials to find
ways to eliminate some of the problem regulations contained in the rating
system, Traiman said.
Check out the full article, Fulfilling Delaware State Requirements Makes It
Hard to Meet Fed Standards, by Michele Fuetsch, on Susan's site ...
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