Spin is all the rage these days, in education and pretty much everywhere else (yes, including the media). The funny thing about spin is how obvious it is. As a reporter or a private citizen, it can make you crazy if you don’t find a way to call it for what it is.
That’s what a blogger for The Dallas Morning News did after spotting an article in the August issue of The School Administrator magazine titled, “Eliminate Bad News by Eradicating Negative Language.”
No more straight talk. Euphemisms, all the way.
In response, blogger Tawnell Hobbs, gives some advice of his own: “THIS DOESN’T WORK.”
You can read the blog post here.
I’m sure each of us has seen the “bad news eradicator” in action in OUSD. “Right-sizing” schools (not closing them) comes to mind…