Monday, July 25, 2005

You're Fired (oops, I mean You have deferred employment)

From ToungTied via Fox News
Deferred Intelligence
A teachers' union in the U.K. says the word "fail" should be banned from use in classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralizing pupils, according to
The Times.
Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life.
The PAT will debate the proposal at a conference next week.

And, to be fair, I propose that students who do pass, should not receive a letter grade, but the phrase "deferred failure," or in their phrase, "deferred, deferred success."


At 12:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't tell them they failed, just confuse them with the word "deferred"!! Haha!


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