Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Double Speak Comes to Kansas Schools

Kansas Education Commissioner Bob Corkins is out with his vision statement in the Wichita Eagle:
Education today is an extremely big business, and its success, as large private corporations have found, depends on tenets such as decentralization, innovation, employee empowerment and total customer satisfaction.
Reads a little like one of those internal Enron memos, doesn't it?

For those of you who don't do corporate-speak, RSR is providing this free corporate blather translator:

Decentralization: Your job is going to China.
Innovation: You're about to lose your pension in a bankruptcy filing.
Employee Empowerment: Find a part time job at WalMart, because we're cutting your pay.
Total Customer Satisfaction: Please stay on the line. Your call is important to us, it will be answered in the order received. The approximate wait time for this call is...


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