Here’s a message for the Massachusetts Board of Education: Wouldn’t you be better off spending your time and money fixing your under-performing schools than looking for a kinder word than under-performing? You know what they say about a rose by any other name? Well, it’s true. People can see through the bullshit, so spare them, and instead of quibbling over words, uh, actually fix the problems so you don’t have under-performing, or high needs, or priority 1 schools. Isn’t that what matters?