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You HAVE to be kidding me!

April 4, 2005

Red Falls Out of Favor As Teacher’s Choice

AP – Of all the things that can make a person see red, school principal Gail Karwoski was not expecting parents to get huffy about, well, seeing red. At Daniels Farm Elementary School in Trumbull, Conn., Karwoski’s teachers grade papers by giving examples of better answers for those students who make mistakes. But that approach meant the kids often found their work covered in red, the color that teachers long have used to grade work.

Parents objected. Red writing, they said, was “stressful.” … [So the principal] has instructed his teachers to grade with colors featuring more “pleasant-feeling tones” so that their instructional messages do not come across as derogatory or demeaning.

This is among the worst panzy-assed ideas I’ve ever read! Maybe teachers use red because it stands out from black or blue text and makes their marks easier to find!

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