Education jargon: What ‘no excuses’ and other terms really mean


Way back when I was a college student, one of my professors warned the class to avoid using jargon in our papers, says Joanne Yatvin, a vet­eran public school educator, author and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, for the Washington Post. By jargon he meant big words of indeterminate meaning. Ever since then I’ve tried to follow his advice in my own writing and to
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