Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Education reform" = spend more on status quo

Joanne links to some helpful translations of politician-speak on education.

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Governor’s proposal: Our schools must become collaborative continuous learning organizations that build a culture of strong relationships, professionalism, collaboration, and common purpose for all students.

Gadfly translates: Our schools will be leaderless, directionless centers of feel-goodism.

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Governor’s proposal: Improving our technology system to meet the needs of our students in the 21st Century.

Gadfly translates: We still don’t know how to use the computers that we have but we’ll get some more.