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Education Lingo and How It is Used to Mislead the Public

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The education world has been feuding for years across this semantic divide which  provides the equivalent of FAKE NEWS to anyone  trying to grasp school issues and the privatization movement called 'education REFORM.'  This  'orwellian'   movement toward choice — or privatization — has accelerated during the past decade, giving rise to charter schools and voucher programs nationwide.nd now the battle is headed toward political center stage: School choice has gained perhaps its most powerful proponent ever in Trump, who has called it “the civil rights issue of our time” and pledged to spend $20 billion to push for an expansion of charters and vouchers.'A semantic divide exists about education. “School choice is a code for 'privatization.' Vouchers  are called  'opportunity scholarships' or 'education savings accounts' or  something else,  because the American public doesn't like vouchers...

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