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Friday, March 9, 2007

Lexicon of Tweed doublespeak

Fair funding reform = unfair budget cuts

Empowerment schools = parent disempowerment

Accountability= Blame everyone but themselves

NCLB = Testing for Dollars

Children First = Children last

Dangerous weapons = Cell phones

Pupil Transportation Services = Feet

Parents = Pariahs

Defenders of the status quo= anyone who criticizes their incompetence

with thanks to Gary, Maria and NYC Educator. More suggestions? leave a comment. best ones will be included!


NYC Educator said...

I'd agree with all of the above, though I've long translated "Children First" to mean "Children Last."

Leonie Haimson said...

Okay, I'll change it! See how easy I am? thanks NYC Educator!