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vernac

vernac  adj.— «English Medium Schools in India: alienation from families and common people? Non English mediums school kids called “vernacs” or HMT’s (Hindi Medium Type=Hindustan Machine Tools).» —by Donna Rubinoff in...

bullycide

bullycide  n.— «Kids in pain would rather die than face the pain. We even have a new word—”bullycide”—(describing) kids committing suicide because of being bullied.» —“Bully-proof schools to stop...

poverty draft

poverty draft  n.— «“They’re not just going into the schools, they’re going into economically poorer schools,” he said of the recruiters. “This is what the anti-war movement refers to as the “poverty draft...

Georgiafornia

Georgiafornia  n.— «A growing anti-immigrant movement is sweeping the South, with groups in Arkansas and other states calling for the withdrawal of services from undocumented immigrants. Georgia—which some have taken to calling...

happy slapping

happy slapping  n.— «Head teachers have banned children from using video phones to stop them slapping other pupils in the face and recording the attacks on their mobiles. The violent new craze among teenagers—dubbed “happy...

learning cottage

learning cottage  n.— «Photo Fifth-graders in Erica Allen’s class at Lockheed Elementary School place their book bags into plastic bins outside their “trailer,” which has been dubbed a “learning cottage...