Teacher Campaigns Against ‘R-Word’

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0  Updated at 7:01 am, December 7th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(POCATELLO) – An Irving Middle School teacher is on a campaign to end the use of a derogatory term that’s tossed around far too often.

Lisa Baker tells Local News 8 the word “retard” needs to be struck from the region’s vernacular, especially among young people. She says ending the “R-word” will show sensitivity to those with varying degrees of disabilities.

Baker has started a petition to raise awareness and stop the misuse of the term in certain situations.