I read about this in the Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Florida USA
State Senate President Pro Tem, Rosa Franklin, who is a Democrat from Washington State, understands the power of negative labels. She wants 54 state law designations such as “at risk” and “disadvantaged” to be re framed to a new term, “at hope”.
Here is what she said: “We really put too many negatives on our kids. We need to come up with more positive terms.”
Senator Franklin believes that this could lead to a paradigm shift in State Government and in classrooms.