One private school in New York City is going viral for eliminating terms such as mom and dad from their student’s vocabulary.
The private school which is located in Manhattan aims to use the effect of more inclusive language. And that means ridding terms such as mom and dad as they feel these sort of terms make the wrong type of assumptions regarding the home lives of kids.
Reports confirmed how the school was identified as NoHo’s The Grace Church School which offers all sorts of academic courses for the junior as well as kindergarten through 12th grade. Moreover, the school made headlines when it issued the mega 12-page guidelines to the students so they could go through them and review them well.
In the same way, the staff went on explaining how they felt it was the school’s mission to dwell upon inclusivity and the concept in detail.
Moreover, the very detailed guide puts forward words such as folks, family, grown-ups, guardians, as well as some alternatives like mom and dad and parents too. In the same way, it also suggests using words like caregiver instead of the usual nanny and babysitter.
The school also shed light on how they felt that inclusive language reflected great diversity and refrained from making any assumptions about who the kids lived with, who cared for them, and whether or not they sleep in the same spot every single night.
In the same way, the 12-page guide speaks about how cultural background with special emphasis on ethnicity as well.
“Instead of asking a person what are you or where are you from, the correct response would include terms like what is your cultural or ethnic background.Where are your ancestors from is another way of putting the question appropriately,” it added.
While some reported news of backlash for the decision, the school came quickly to its defense by justifying how the end goal was to promote a great sense of belonging for all of the students.