Season 3 Episode 1


The Language of Education – All of the Above Season 3 Ep. 1

Is it “at-promise” or “at-risk?” Should we say “achievement gap” or “opportunity gap?” In our Season 3 premiere, we unpack the ever-changing language of education. Are we witnessing political correctness gone crazy or is this a worthwhile effort to be more inclusive and asset-minded? We also take a look at recent news in education including the arrest of a six year old girl, the move to push back school start times, and the disparity in results of the CA Healthy Kids Survey.


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Episode Highlights

HEADLINES IN EDUCATION - S3 Ep1

Jeff and Manuel examine recent headlines in education. An Orlando school resource officer is fired after arresting two six year olds, the CA Healthy Kids Survey reveals troubling disparities in San Diego schools, and a bill in California aims to prohibit high schools from starting before 8:30am.

SHOW AND TELL - THE CHANGING LANGUAGE OF EDUCATION

Manuel brings in a copy of California Assembly Bill 413, which changes current Education Code by replacing each use of “at-risk” with “at-promise.” This move reflects a pattern in education of shifting problematic terms like “achievement gap” to more inclusive and asset-minded terms like “opportunity gap.” Are we witnessing political correctness gone crazy or is this a worthwhile effort to be more mindful as we fling that educational jargon across our schools? Jeff and Manuel discuss.