School Bans Teachers From Using Red Ink Because It’s Too Mean
Red Ice Creations
May 11, 2014
Red is a “negative color” now …well we here are Red Ice are offended by that! So send them to jail!
Where will it end?
Can students not handle being wrong?
Kids these days, they can’t handle any negativity. Stereotypical millennials always need to be rewarded for their accomplishments whether or not they actually accomplished anything. Now, one school is taking this to heart by banning red ink.
At an academy in the U.K. county of Cornwall, teachers have been instructed not to grade papers in red pen because it is a “very negative color,” vice principal Jennie Hick told the Daily Mail. Green was suggested instead for corrections (the opposite of red, we supposed).
What’s more, teachers are encouraged to write “two or three positive comments” about the work handed in, and students can respond to their teachers’ comments in purple. Wonder what color they’ll write their diary entry in when, as adults, they realize everything is a lie and they are not actually special snowflakes?
School bans red ink – and tells teachers to mark in green instead (and get pupils to respond in purple)
* Teachers at Mounts Bay Academy near Penzance, Cornwall, told red is a ’very negative colour’
* System is designed to encourage dialogue between teachers and pupils
* Vice principal Jennie Hick said: ’Switching to the new marking system is certainly not about us going all soft and fuzzy’
A school has banned teachers from marking in red pen because is it judged a ‘very negative colour’.
Teachers at Mounts Bay Academy near Penzance, Cornwall, have reportedly been told to use green pens instead.
Pupils, meanwhile, are being asked to comment on marking using purple pens.
According to The Cornishman, the new system is designed to encourage dialogue between teachers and students.
‘Switching to the new marking system is certainly not about us going all soft and fuzzy,’ vice principal Jennie Hick told the paper.
She said that the system will see teachers make ‘two or three positive comments’ about homework.
It is hoped this will encourage pupils to not just look for their overall marks, but get them to respond with comments of their own.
She told the paper: ‘I think it was felt that red ink was a very negative colour.’
However, Campaign for Real Education chairman Chris McGovern told the paper that, in fact, students prefer red ink because it makes comments easier to read.
He said: ‘A lot of schools seem to have a culture where they don’t like criticising children but actually this helps them.’