Don't Use the S-Word!

Last month, a school in the UK banned the word "school", because it is just too negative:

When’s a school not a school? When the local ‘school’ bans it if you to ask the residents of Sheffield, UK. [...]

Linda Kingdon, headmistress of the academy explained that they had decided at a very early stage to not use the word ‘school’ as it was to be a place of learning, also because many parents had very negative connotations of school.

“Instead we want this to be a place for family learning, where anyone can come. We were able to start from scratch and create a new type of learning experience. There are no whistles or bells or locked doors”, she said.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Cerebrus.

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I am happy to see that someone has a grasp on the bigger issues and acknowledges that something of substance needs to be done.

Perhaps when the institution-formerly-known-as-school still does not accomplish its goals, the headmistress will have to actually do change something important.
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