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Great points, and as I mention below, I agree that the term is loaded, in all the wrong ways. Probably, I could have come at it from another angle, with another word. I’m going to agree with your call not to use the word from here on out, as best as I can.
I love this line of yours, as you explain the importance of a path forward for everyone: “… the learning happens most significantly when students break through that barrier of discomfort.”