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. 

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  1. 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

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  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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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