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hierarchical dualism

hierarchical dualism  n.— «While English teachers regularly deal with disadvantaged groups in the classroom, homosexuality and AIDS were largely ignored. To remedy this situation, she said (in the jargon much loved by educrats): “I...

ABD

ABD  adj.— «I managed to pass my oral qualifying exam, essentially the final hurdle before writing the actual dissertation. In the parlance of academia, this makes me “ABD” (All-But-Dissertation), which also puts me squarely in...

brain up

brain up  v.— «Mr Saumarez Smith, a former academic, believes the answer is not to dumb down, “as the Department for Culture Media and Sport would sometimes seem to like us to do”, but to “brain up.”» —“Museums...

straddler

straddler  n.— «Alfred Lubrano’s “Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) examines the issues faced by those who carry their working-class upbringings into the middle class. Education brings...

double-f school

double-f school  n.— «Schools in “certain” neighborhoods still have fewer advanced classes, more broken equipment, older facilities and less community involvement. They tend, in the parlance of modern education, to be Double-F...

double-f school

double-f school n. a school which has received two failing grades from state agencies in four years, permitting its students a choice of attending other, better schools. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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