Education Policy & Practice

Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

According to the District Dossier, an Education Week blog, the Menifee Union School District in California recently removed all Merriam-Webster dictionaries from its classrooms.

Why?

Let’s see what the news media has to report.

Menifee school officials remove dictionary over term “oral sex.”

Read the article, here.

Dictionaries removed from Menifee classroom: books are being reviewed after parent finds offensive words

Read the article, here.

I hope you noticed the difference in reporting.

So, it is likely that the real issue here is the “seven dirty words” and not the inclusion of the entry “oral sex,” which the first article’s title would lead you to believe.  But I don’t have the dictionary in question at my disposal to check for myself.

Does the difference in reporting make a difference, however, in whether the dictionaries should have been pulled?

Tags:

The Brookings Institution’s report, “Invisible: 1.4 Percent Coverage for Education is Not Enough” brings to our attention the scant coverage of education in the national news and states that the lack of coverage of the actual work of schools remains a significant problem.

View the full report:


Education Policy & Practice

October 2021
S M T W T F S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Share this Blog

Bookmark and Share

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3 other followers

Follow Me on Twitter: @SAMurray79

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Categories

Archives