What about a new term to describe #edreform?

Maybe I should just use it on the sly and see if it sticks. But again, maybe if I make it plain, more people will use it casually themselves.

I was listening to Bill Mahr in the car (that rhymes). A recent guest lamented that conservative, supply-side economic policies are not based on evidence. They’re based on faith. 

So, might I suggest we start using “faith-based” reform? I think that could be interesting. I know, it’s based on ideology more than faith. But for some reason, that seems to work for me. I’m going to use it. 

Comments

  1. You could also try
    Ed attackers or the Edu attack

    If you like alliteration, how ’bout
    Greed-driven, vain glorious ghoul movement?

  2. Yes, what to call their vapid, self-serving, ill-conceived, plutocratic, inequity building movement.

    I sort of like the Corporate Dismantling Schools Project, but
    it is as bit long, so just the Dismantling Project.

    The Deformation Project also works.

    Those who support the Dismantling Project I refer to as
    Corporate Dismantlers
    or
    Deformniks

  3. Yes, what to call their vapid, self-serving, ill-conceived, plutocratic, inequity building movement.

    I sort of like the Corporate Dismantling Schools Project, but it is as bit long, so just the Dismantling Project.

    The Deformation Project also works.
    Those who support the Dismantling Project I refer to as
    Corporate Dismantlers or Deformniks.

  4. I’ve been trying to figure out what we should call “it” for a while. It’s not “reform” so , to me, even “Faith-Based” reform is giving it too much credit.

    A lot of people use “deform.” I’ve seen “Rhee-form” but I hate to give her credit for anything. “$eform” fits pretty well…seeing as it’s not really education, but profits that are the main goal, but that’s hard to pronounce.

    “So-called reform” works….

    I’m not sure what’s best, but we have to stop calling it “reform.”

    Maybe, just call it like it is…BS.

  5. It fits in with the newly overused “aspirational” adjective which I believe slithered out of the reform vocabulary. And I’m sure they “believe” (Louisiana Supt. John White’s favorite – Louisiana Believes! – being the new name for the Louisiana Department of Education.) that it sounds enough like “inspirational” to satisfy the religious right without crossing that invisible line . So faith-based seems to hit the nail on the head. The Bible says that faith is “the assured expectation of things hoped for tho not beheld.” Yep – it works.

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