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what is it with these new government things? especially where it concerns kids and education!

@ cant use red pen - makes the child feel as though s/he is being critisised for what s/he cannot do... blah blah

@ advise against sports day as it is encouragin competitivness against other children (i loved sports day! its the whole point, havin a laugh)

@ cannot use a black board as it may offend people of different coloured races.

etc etc the list goes on

and on another note, u cannot sat STD u have to say STI, as disease implies 'something' that imfection doesnt.

ITS STUPID!!!!!
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what is it with these new government things? especially where it concerns kids and education!

@ cant use red pen - makes the child feel as though s/he is being critisised for what s/he cannot do... blah blah

@ advise against sports day as it is encouragin competitivness against other children (i loved sports day! its the whole point, havin a laugh)

@ cannot use a black board as it may offend people of different coloured races.

etc etc the list goes on

and on another note, u cannot sat STD u have to say STI, as disease implies 'something' that imfection doesnt.

ITS STUPID!!!!!
lol. You are joking right? Where oh where can I find this teachers handbook?
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@ cannot use a black board as it may offend people of different coloured races.
dat cannot be tru. U is avin a laf
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dat cannot be tru. U is avin a laf
No, its completely true, di you know they are not allowed to have butter in schools, caause they may offend the other race?
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yeh its all tru. however i not heard of the butter one before... dont c how it can...
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yeh its all tru. however i not heard of the butter one before... dont c how it can...
chinese.
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chinese.
how?

but the others r still crackin daft! as if!!!!!
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how?

but the others r still crackin daft! as if!!!!!
I heard some kid got offended, cause one of the dinner ladies said she hated yellow buter, so the kid took it to heart. They even went so low as to ban cod liver oil tablets.




















btw I'm just pulling your leg. lol. Where did you find out alll that info?
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what is it with these new government things? especially where it concerns kids and education!

@ cant use red pen - makes the child feel as though s/he is being critisised for what s/he cannot do... blah blah

@ advise against sports day as it is encouragin competitivness against other children (i loved sports day! its the whole point, havin a laugh)

@ cannot use a black board as it may offend people of different coloured races.

etc etc the list goes on

and on another note, u cannot sat STD u have to say STI, as disease implies 'something' that imfection doesnt.

ITS STUPID!!!!!
1: The red pen story is a myth - I've seen no reputable sources for it. It's just one of those stories trotted out by comumnists and editors everytime they want to run a "PC gone mad!!!" feature.

2: The only sports day thing I've heard of was at a primary school where the children voted for parents to be banned as they found thaving their parents there disrupted the day and spoiled their enjoyment of it.

3: Noone has banned blackboards, there is a growing tendency to use the americanism of chalk board but that has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with an increasingly globalised culture.

As for STD and STI - they're both medical terms it's just that the medical profession decided to make the most commonly used term STI because it's more accurate and specific - like referring to people with cerebral palsy not *******s or Downs' syndrome not ******s.
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phew!

i read it from a google newspaper thing, and heard it from one of my IT teachers whos jus come out of training
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what is it with these new government things? especially where it concerns kids and education!

@ cant use red pen - makes the child feel as though s/he is being critisised for what s/he cannot do... blah blah

@ advise against sports day as it is encouragin competitivness against other children (i loved sports day! its the whole point, havin a laugh)

@ cannot use a black board as it may offend people of different coloured races.

etc etc the list goes on

and on another note, u cannot sat STD u have to say STI, as disease implies 'something' that imfection doesnt.

ITS STUPID!!!!!
1)what happens if your colour blind?
2)is just plain stupid, what about all the competitiveness in class?
3)how stupid
4)Fair enough.
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And there was me just thinking that people were using blackboards less because whiteboards/penboards where more convenient or something :rolleyes:
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1: The red pen story is a myth - I've seen no reputable sources for it. It's just one of those stories trotted out by comumnists and editors everytime they want to run a "PC gone mad!!!" feature.

2: The only sports day thing I've heard of was at a primary school where the children voted for parents to be banned as they found thaving their parents there disrupted the day and spoiled their enjoyment of it.

3: Noone has banned blackboards, there is a growing tendency to use the americanism of chalk board but that has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with an increasingly globalised culture.

As for STD and STI - they're both medical terms it's just that the medical profession decided to make the most commonly used term STI because it's more accurate and specific - like referring to people with cerebral palsy not *******s or Downs' syndrome not ******s.
it is true love. go into teacher training and find out these things like me friend (trent uni) its all tru
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it is true love. go into teacher training and find out these things like me friend (trent uni) its all tru
Can you provide a reputable source?

I'll give you a hand - one primary school in the UK has decided that all their teachers should use green ink for marking instead of the red, blue and black that was used before for consistancy and because they believed that green is a more positive colour than red (which is fair enough - if you're deciding on a school wide consistancy policy it makes sense to decide on a posative colour rather than a negative one) - a reputable source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2688623.stm

One school is hardly the same as a country wide policy. Your friend might have been told of a few of these individual cases but word of mouth (even through teachers/lecturers) is still word of mouth. 9 times out of 10 people prefer to sensationalise the motives behind these changes rather than find out the truth.
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And some more help - the story about parents being banned from sports day (not sports day being banned) is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3039553.stm and oh look what the parents say
political correctness gone mad
:rolleyes:

Where sports days are banned it's usually because of a lack of money/staff time rather than because it's competetive.
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well i suppose we all hear different things. all i no is my school as banned balck boards as to not offend the few coloured people we have in our school (evn tho i agree, whit boards r mor convienent)
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well i suppose we all hear different things. all i no is my school as banned balck boards as to not offend the few coloured people we have in our school (evn tho i agree, whit boards r mor convienent)
in that case wouldn't white boards offend white ppl?
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well i suppose we all hear different things. all i no is my school as banned balck boards as to not offend the few coloured people we have in our school (evn tho i agree, whit boards r mor convienent)
Ah, I see some politics in you yet.
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well i suppose we all hear different things. all i no is my school as banned balck boards as to not offend the few coloured people we have in our school (evn tho i agree, whit boards r mor convienent)
And did they tell you in writing that that was the reason or did you hear it through rumour/word of mouth? Like you say white boards are far more convenient and it would seem far more logical to phase out blackboards because of practical reasons like that than because of an irrational fear of offending someone. I can't believe even teachers would be that daft
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what is it with these new government things? especially where it concerns kids and education!

@ cant use red pen - makes the child feel as though s/he is being critisised for what s/he cannot do... blah blah

@ advise against sports day as it is encouragin competitivness against other children (i loved sports day! its the whole point, havin a laugh)

@ cannot use a black board as it may offend people of different coloured races.

etc etc the list goes on

and on another note, u cannot sat STD u have to say STI, as disease implies 'something' that imfection doesnt.

ITS STUPID!!!!!
that's not true.

1. teachers still use red pens
2. sports day still happens
3. white boards are better
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