Common Language

The more that I read about educational reform, the more that I feel like I’m listening to Aziz Ansari talk about food:

Every job/field of study has its own jargon; that’s normal.  However, constantly redefining that jargon excludes people from conversations.  If there’s to be reform and progress in education, then we need to stop renaming ideas.  

A common language includes people in conversations.  If we want all stake holders (students, parents, teachers, administrators, etc) to take an active role in educational reform, then we have to make the conversation accessible. 

Keep the words.  Change the ideas.

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