File not found
Community Engagement

A Little Less Edu-Speak, Please...

Liz Willen of The Hechinger Report writes about how edu-speak is like a disease that makes true conversations about problems and solutions almost impossible. She urges journalists to stop writing jargon laden pieces and school boards to stop relying on acronyms so that the public can be more engaged in the conversation.
I’m more convinced than ever that we can’t improve U.S. education until we figure out how to talk and write clearly about it. I despair each time I get yet another impossible-to-decipher research report or press release, and cringe when educators using phrases like “human capital” and “value propositions,” not to mention those endless acronyms: RTI, PLC, SLT, IEP, PD and LMS.  

Join the Movement