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ERIC Number: EJ846036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
In Toxic Tongues: Our Battle with the Language of the Public
Fazzio, Lauren
English Journal, v98 n6 p104-106 Jul 2009
The author discusses the language of education reform and suggests that teachers keep their eyes open to loaded language about education reform and to spread the truth, on their own terms, to as many people as they can. The author asserts that now is an opportune time for teachers to band together on the battlefield, fighting for real education, not just "measurable" education. Using words as their weapons, teachers must take every opportunity to tell parents and those in the corporate world who are far removed from schools about the passion, creativity, and enthusiasm that thrive among lively students, the same passion, creativity, and enthusiasm that are snuffed out by words such as "accountability" and "standards."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A