Friday, March 21, 2003

High Priority Doublespeak

What a euphemism in California government. Nah…

Via Pacific Research Institute, Capital Ideas

AB 96, the first piece of legislation ever advanced by Rudy Bermudez, a
freshman Democrat from Norwalk, changes the designation "low-performing
schools" to "high-priority schools." Mr. Bermudez said that the state
should not employ terms that "disable children." Supporters of his idea,
which passed the Assembly 51-22, say that "low performing" is demeaning and
that the new label will boost self-esteem and inspire performance.

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