Research Scientist of Learning and Education
Education Argot Misdirects Teachers
Continue reading the Original Blog PostEDUCATORS USE AN ARGOT that misdirects attention away from increasing learning, the primary reason education exists. People associate argot with thieves and other criminals who use words and language patterns in ways that conceal something from the general public.
Over the past half century, educators have adopted a similar manner of speaking to discuss schools, teaching, lessons, salaries, funding, etc. They argue for free lunches, ethnic sensitivity, unlimited funding without accountability,...