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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Is our children learning?
a look of abject horror, yikes
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050719/od_uk_nm/oukoe_odd_britain_failure is the first time I have ever actually yelled "WHAT THE FUCK" at my computer in response to reading a news headline.

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... deferred success ...

I thought the whole movement against grading papers in red ink was bad, but this is ridiculous. If someone fails a test, a paper, a class, whatever, it is not deferred success. I suppose it might be in a situation where the teacher allows the student to retake or redo the failed work, but there is nothing successful about the failure. There is nothing about it that implies that success will come in the future, well, unless the student is allowed to continue making attempts until xe doens't fail. It's no wonder people seem to be less and less educated.

Ah, you beat me to mentioning the red ink scare.

Maybe instead of "deferred success", they should say "you can still work at McDonald's the rest of your life"

And success will be called 'Deferred Failure'?

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Scary thought:

Does the change mean that you will later succeed in finding this change necessary, according to the change, as failure is only deferred success? ,'P

The word fail being there means the students who are -willing- to strive past it will be the ones to succeed! This is another case of creating equality, without the opportunity.

Kilgore Trout once wrote a story about an Alien species that decided to eliminate all offensive words. After a while they realized that most words could be considered insulting and eventually they had disallowed all words except one, thus rendering communication impossible.

Stupid teachers..

Heh. In the end, it still means the same thing... u.u

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