I’m starting to think our sole purpose as educators is to confuse the rest of the world.
We spend way too much time speaking in initials.
No one… and I mean no one… has any idea what we are talking about.
Below I’ve listed 25 educational acronyms.
If you know more than 15, you definitely work in education.
If you know more than 20, you are school administrator material.
If you can translate all 25 (and sadly, I can), you are a gigantic dork who needs a hobby.
Answers are at the bottom.
Don’t cheat. I’m watching you (as is Buddy the Dog’s crazy Uncle Carl… he’s the handsome devil above).
Answers: 1. American Association of School Administrators 2. American College Test 3. Child Protective Services 4. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 5. Open Public Meetings Act 6. Grade Point Average 7. National Education Association 8. Association of School Business Officials 9. Teachers’ Retirement System 10. Federal Insurance Contributions Act 11. American Federation of Teachers 12. Individualized Educational Program 13. National Association of Elementary School Principals 14. Scholastic Assessment Test 15. National School Boards Association 16. Association of Educational Service Districts 17. No Child Left Behind 18. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 19. General Education Development Tests (or Certificates) 20. American School Food Service Association 21. Response to Intervention 22. National Rural Education Association 23. National Association of Secondary School Principals 24. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 25. Scholastic Aptitude Test Bonus: Cover Your A**