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Educators must resist use of jargon, and just say what they mean

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Educators must resist use of jargon, and just say what they mean Education is changing. And the vehicle we primarily employ to express our field — words — can either promote clarity or add to confusion. As we head into new standards, assessments, evaluations and language, let’s recognize that the newness comes under an odd use of words that we use to describe what we do. For some time, “Eduspeak” has done an ineffective job ...

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March 4, 2013
7:58 a.m.

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There is no such medical procedure called "partial-birth abortion," a term coined by the National Right to Life Committee in 1995, and Dr. Arthur Salvatore, you should know that. As a physician, shouldn't you at least use the proper medical term, "dilation and evacuation" and also tell us that such a procedure is used in about 2 in 1000 abortions in the USA, and only in extreme cases where there is an extremely damaged or deformed fetus, or the health of the mother is at grave risk? If you don't like abortion, and do not want to perform abortions, then please, have nothing to do with abortion. However, you also must realize that if you and your band of anti-choice friends were somehow able change the law in this great nation, you would only end legal and safe abortions. The middle class and the rich would still find ways to safely get the procedure, perhaps by traveling to Canada or Europe. The poor would be returned to the alley ways of yesterday.

March 4, 2013
1:18 p.m.

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Or people would be more careful of having wholesale sex. People might actually obstain from risky sexual activity. Typical lib response stockadian, murder is still murder.