What does "authentic, inquiry-based learning" even mean? It might be time for a moratorium on meaningless edu-speak.
Have you ever wondered what it means when a school district official says they're "drilling down" into "student achievement data"? If so, you're not alone. With education reform hitting the mainstream, more edu-speak is out there than ever before—and it makes understanding just what is or isn't working in education reform confusing for everyone. Thankfully, on his Learning Matters blog, well-respected veteran education reporter John Merrow calls for a moratorium on the overuse of educational jargon.