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April 04, 2005

How to raise an axe murderer

Step 24: instill the concept that even the slightest offense, even if imaginary, must be dealt with by extreme measures.

From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

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." The principal said teachers were just giving constructive advice and the color of ink used to convey that message should not matter. But some parents could not let it go.

So the school put red on the blacklist.

Your kids are doing bad in school? Don't blame a failing educational system. Don't blame the complete surrender of your child's education into the hands of that system. Don't blame a total lack of educational focus at home. Don't even blame your kid. Blame the color red. Yeah, that's the ticket, it's the color's fault. Bad, bad color. Must raise such a stink that the school forbids teachers from using red when grading. Kill red, kill, kill. Red must die.

Now Johnny, go play a nice, gory, graphic video game.

Coverage: Myopic Zeal

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 4, 2005 08:45 AM

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I got a chuckle out of this...

"Your kids are doing bad in school?"

Bad? Or badly? :-)

Posted by: Myopic Zeal at April 4, 2005 09:32 AM

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