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Best Practices

by Susan Ohanian

I admit I've always disliked the over-reaching, bloated education jargon best practices. But the other morning while running errands, i nearly drove into a ditch when I heard Wall Street Journal justice reporter Devlin Barrett talk about the Justice Department investigating death penalty best practices.


I came home and looked it up. Here's the On Point: A Botched Execution And The Death Penalty Now program.

Yes, best practices for killing people.

Apparently, it's an accepted concept. Here's Representing Individuals Facing the Death Penalty: A Best Practices Manual by Death Penalty Worldwide, a project affiliated with the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law, and the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

There's also National Plumbing Best Practice.

SAIT Polytechnic promises if you attend their school you'll know best practice for baking pasty.

And on and on.

Here's Arne:

  • best practices to prevent bullying;

  • best bang for the buck in funding pre-school;

  • And on and on.

    I say take best practices out of the classroom and leave it in the death chamber.

    — Susan Ohanian




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