Nicole Grey (foenix) wrote,
Nicole Grey
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You Deferred Succeeded at Life!

Nonono. This is just going too far...

LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

A spokesman for the group said it wanted to avoid labelling children. "We recognise that children do not necessarily achieve success first time," he said.

"But I recognise that we can't just strike a word from the dictionary," he said.

The PAT said it would debate the proposal at a conference next week.


Demoralize the students? Y'know what? If you fail, you SHOULD be demoralized! BECAUSE YOU FAILED!

J
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