HARRISBURG – The Keystone State is one step closer to eliminating outdated, derogatory language in the state’s School Code with House passage of House Bill 365. It would remove antiquated, harmful terms to describe students with disabilities or mental health issues – terms that bill supporters say have no place in the state’s education system. The code uses words like “crippled,” “defective,” “retarded,” and other terms that only serve to reinforce negative stereotypes. The bill now goes to the state Senate.