July 20, 2005

And now . . . this - Jul. 20/05

Suport publik edumukashun

The word "fail" should be banned from use in classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralising pupils, a group of teachers has proposed.

Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life.

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I wouldn't want to call the good people at PAT "stupid." Let's just say they suffer from "misplaced intelligence."

(H/T: In the Agora.)