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The SOS Edu-speak Translation Dictionary – part 2

Owl and dictionaryThe SOSETD is the next best thing to a Babel Fish this side of the galaxy.  Use it and all will become clear.

This is Part One.

Here are new additions to help you make sense of the nonsensical:

PaCT (noun): a computer programme being implemented to keep an eye on Professional and Creative Teachers.  It will be used to Promote any Codswhallop Theories that Politicians and Corporates Tout and convince people that it is essential we Pay and Control Teachers according to arbitrary and random criteria.  It will also be used to Promote additional Crappy Testing.

Select Committee (noun): a person or group of persons appointed to pretend to investigate and report on a particular matter for the Government.  The Committee’s main job is to make it seem that they will take into consideration the views of the general public whilst studiously avoiding actually incorporating any of those views in the final (pre-ordained) plan.

Charter School (noun, pl):  An invention sold to the public as the cure for all ills, including Poverty, cancer and world peace.  This is achieved by giving private companies money to run schools and has worked well in the USA where it has increased corporate profits immensely.  It has also led to a meteoric rise in the number of people learning the meaning of the words ‘attrition’ and ‘corporate fraud’.  Sadly it has not led to any such jump in student achievement.

Do you have any to add?   Just share your gems in the comments section below and I will compile the best in a later post.

I’m sure your combined genius could lead to quite a sizeable tome!

Meanwhile, here are more by That Way Madness Lies, that I found in part 2 and part 3 of their original US version.  Enjoy!

Poverty (noun): The worst, most vile, vulgar, scandalous curse word ever known to Reformers.  Never, never, ever, ever say the word “poverty” out loud.  If nobody ever mentions it again, it will magically cease to exist.

Achievement Gap (noun): Synonym for wealth gap.  Achievement correlates to poverty. SHHHH! Don’t say poverty!

Transparency (noun): the act of allowing computer and software companies to data mine children for undisclosed reasons without parental approval or notification while also refusing to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests regarding information hidden from the public about budgets, oversight, claims made in the media and other issues of interest to taxpayers and voters.

Don’t forget to add yours in the comments (or email them to SOSmail@gmail.com)

Thank you.  Keep the faith.

~ Dianne

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Discussion

6 thoughts on “The SOS Edu-speak Translation Dictionary – part 2

  1. PaCT has two more meanings: Politicians agains Creative Teaching and;
    Parents and Children Tricked

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    Posted by Glen Law | July 7, 2013, 9:15 pm
  2. PaCT could also stand for Politicians are Crappy Theorists

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    Posted by Glen Law | July 7, 2013, 9:18 pm
  3. Charter Schools- a phrase used to irritate Ministers of Education when they want to discuss Partnership Schools which are actually Charter Schools which is a phrase used to irritate Ministers of Education when they want to discuss Partnership Schools which are actually Charter Schools which is a phrase…

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    Posted by Glen Law | July 7, 2013, 9:22 pm
  4. Select Committee-a group of Parliamentarians who meet to choose or select only the arguments and facts which support their particular agenda. If there are no supporting facts they have the right to ignore everything and do what they want anyway.

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    Posted by Glen Law | July 8, 2013, 7:19 pm

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