Back to School Edition

September marks the start of the academic year. So, in the spirit of fostering an engaged conversation around language and inclusion, We would like to share the very first ‘STNT Term of the Month’

“Dropout”
This term is frequently used to describe students who are no longer attending school. And can be problematic because it places blame on the student rather than on the various possible systemic or environmental factors that may have pushed a student out of school or led them to stop attending. As an alternative, we recommend using: “a student who was pushed out of school.”

Thank you, Molly, for submitting this term at the AMP conference!