Readers’ Survey 2006: Most Overrated Buzzword or Idea
Edutopia readers weigh in on their favorites.
With a deafening roar, gentle readers, you said,"NCLB" or "No Child Left Behind" was the most overrated buzzword or idea. Those who could muster a few more words on the subject added, "It simply ignores reality" or "I am sick of it, and all teachers I know feel the same way." Trailing far behind in the contempt sweepstakes were two familiar terms: "standards" and "blogging." Some said "standardized testing" or "standards-based curriculum," others mentioned just plain "blogs," but the message was clear: Enough already. Solid runners-up were "pedagogy," "podcasting," and "differentiated," alone or with "instruction" or "curriculum."
To: All educators
Date: April 1, 2006
Re: Education Acts Left Behind
- No Child Left Maligned
- No Child Left Reclined
- No Child Left in Their Right Mind
- No Child Left Creatively Inclined
- No Child Left Unturned
- No Child Sold Before Their Time