Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Aussie idiocy

Oh, you have got to be kidding me...
Teachers using red pen to mark students' work could be harming their psyche as the color is too aggressive, according to education strategies drafted by an Australian state government.

The "Good Mental Health Rocks" kit, which was distributed this month to about 30 schools in Queensland state, offers strategies such as "don't mark in red pen (which can be seen as aggressive) - use a different color."
Now, this is part of a larger set of suggestions aimed at, in part, curbing teen suicide. Now, I'm no psychologist, but something tells me that if seeing a red mark on your homework causes you to finally shuffle off your mortal coil, as it were, you've probably got more serious problems.

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