Did you ever imagine our dynamic assortment of acronyms could be a source of pride?
I sure didn’t.
ELL, FERPA, STEM, IEP, OCR, MDE…
You know what I mean.
But I like the way Kingman Brewster, Jr., the President of Yale from 1963-1977, put all of them in context for us.
(And context is king, remember.)
He even gave his words an impressive PR spinneroo to boot.
His simple quote should make you feel great about being a school communicator for the rest of the day.
“Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession.”
We have infinite acronyms instead.
Our lofty status as a legitimate profession is forever assured.
Thank you, Dr. Brewster!
Now you probably won’t be surprised to find out that Dr. Brewster was a Harvard law professor earlier in his career.
It’s not really known whether he had lawyers or educators in mind when he said these words.
So better steal ’em speedy-kwik.
It’s the school communicators way.
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