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Ugh -- Can't use word "school". Give me a break.

So the town muckety-mucks in this English town have banned the word "school" when referring to their new "learning center". School, it seems, has negative connotations. We'll call this the early 2010 leader for nuttiest education story of the year.

My favorite character in this story is the lady from the "Campaign for Plain English". She and her crew are trying to eliminate gobbledygook from public life. Good luck! If you hang around the education world long enough, you actually start speaking gobbledygook as a second language. It's scary. It's also one of the things that inhibits parent involvement (but that's another post...).
I'll stop now...
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