Tis the year end, and time for my very last "Prats of The Week" Award for 2008.
This week's award goes to the prats in Nanny's educashunal department, who have banned teachers in schools across the country from marking pupils' work with red pens.
Red, in Nanny's view, upsets and demoralises the kids as it is "confrontational" and "threatening".
Crofton Junior School, in Orpington, has banned red ink. Its Marking Code of Practice states:
"Work is generally marked in pen – not red – but on occasion it may be appropriate to indicate errors in pencil so that they may be corrected."
Headmaster Richard Sammonds said:
"Red pen can be quite demotivating for children. It has negative, old-school connotations of See me and Not good enough".
How are children meant to achieve their best, if they are not stretched and challenged?
What use will these children be as adults, if they have never faced failure and constructive criticism?
We are breeding a nation of passive intellectual immature dullards.
Nanny's educashunal department, well deserving "Prats of The Week"!
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