From: The International Education Standards Board
To: School Districts, Teachers, Educational Facilities, etc.
At its most recent biannual meeting the IESB made a decision to revise the accepted alphabetical standard, concluding that the old one was in need of updating. The new standard will be as follows:
While we acknowledge this change may be controversial some concessions have been made to the previously accepted standard. Committee members however agreed that this is a more logical order and should be adopted immediately.
In pursuit of greater uniformity it was also agreed that in all countries where the final letter is pronounced “zed” this practice may continue, but the eight proceeding letters will now be known as bed, ced, ded, ed, ged, ped, ted, and ved.
The term “alphabet” also is no longer applicable and will be gradually phased out in favor of the new term “ajkafilm.”
Because of metrical changes the old standard “Next time won’t you sing with me” song no longer works, but the IESB hopes to have a new song available for teachers in time for them to learn it before the start of the next school term. To this end we have hired Philip Glass.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please begin ajkafilmizing your materials accordingly.