Monday, April 22, 2013

For Gods sake!

Someone out there is trying to kill me, they are out there peddling the most ridiculous tales for the MSM in an effort to try and make me explode from apoplexy. I mean how else am I suppose to treat this...
Teachers at a secondary school in London have been told they must not use red ink when marking homework in case it upsets pupils.
The move was condemned as "political correctness gone wild" and ministers were forced to deny the Government issues guidelines on the colour of teachers' pens.
Tory MP Bob Blackman took his concerns to parliament after a teacher in his Harrow East constituency informed him the secondary school had banned staff from using red ink. He told MailOnline: "A teacher contacted me and said I cannot believe I have been instructed by my head to mark children’s homework in particular colours and not to use certain colours. "It is all about not wanting to discourage youngsters if their work is marked wrong. "It sounds to me like some petty edict which is nonsense. It is absolutely political correctness gone wild.
No, it's not the bloody government for once, it's some bloody namby pamby (probably socialist leaning) head teacher who appears to believe that kids won't get upset if they see a wrong mark in some other colour. Hell, I suppose if they do all marking in black, the kids won't know if they've done something wrong and the dumbing down of the poor sods by years of 'right thinking' (but actually left leaning) meddlers from the socialist lunatics infesting the education system can carry on apace.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again, the only way we're ever going to remove the evil left from the education system is to make all teaching staff self employed andon fixed term contracts. That way the good teachers will be retained and those who can't teach to save their lives can be allowed to bugger off elsewhere if they fail the school and education standards. I suspect most of the union activists will be amongst the first to go...
I enjoy blogging, I enjoy writing, but having to trawl through stuff like this really makes it harder to keep this going some days.

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Anonymous said...

Good stuff keep it going . Don't despair it shows you care .

Anthem said...

I suspect that that is precisely what they want.

Maybe the head-teacher's theory is right, maybe it is wrong (obviously I tend towards the latter) but if the kids are less upset about their work being marked in a colour other than red then who am I to argue?

If they're upset about red ink though then I can only imagine their level of distress when they leave school and enter the real world with no qualifications worth the paper they're printed on to their name.

Humph said...

There's no way they do it in black cos dat wud be well racist innit? Perhaps they could do it in white instead since (a) white people are scum and no-one cares if their sensibilities are offended and (b) the children wouldn't be 'upset' either as they wouldn't be able to see it. Simples!