"To soothe the bruised egos of educators and children in lackluster schools, Massachusetts officials are now pushing for kinder, gentler euphemisms for failure," the Boston Globe reports:
Instead of calling these chools "underperforming," the Board of Education is considering labeling them as "Commonwealth priority," to avoid poisoning teacher and student morale. Schools in the direst straits, now known as "chronically underperforming," would get the more urgent but still vague label of "priority one." . . .
At a December meeting on how to improve struggling schools in Holyoke, Lawrence, and Springfield, superintendents implored members not to stick them with a label of "chronically underperforming."
"For our teachers, it's a blow," said Wilfredo Laboy, Lawrence superintendent. "It demoralizes staff completely." Joseph Burke, Springfield superintendent, said that while he is not crazy about any label, he would prefer "priority one," because "It sounds nicer."
Well, at least Massachusetts never disappoints! ;-)
Boy oh boy, it’s Laboy. Wasn’t he the one who couldn’t pass an English proficiency test as superintendent or something?
Censored! Howie said a naughty word on the radio!
“Oh, breaking news-— Justice Dept. has approved the (silence). Oh that’s good...(to producer)
Did you bleep that out? I can’t report the news?”
Went to drudge: Sirius XM Merger Approved.
That’s right folks: WRKO does not want you to hear the news.
(Similarly back when WTKK had Hannity and he had Opie and Anthony on as guests, WTKK
would not carry the hour. Promoting the competition.)
I got an XM radio the other day. Bleep THAT out, Entercommies!