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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:20 PM
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The color red has become symbolic of negativity, even at schools.
'Stressful' Red Falling Out Of Favor As Teacher's Choice

POSTED: 9:56 am PDT April 4, 2005

WASHINGTON -- Of all the things that can make a person see red, schools are finding parents getting huffy about -- well -- seeing red on students' papers and exams.


The color red has become an issue for school officials across the country. Some schools have now put red on the blacklist for marking students' work.

At Daniels Farm Elementary School in Trumbull, Conn., teachers are no longer grading papers in red ink. Parents complained that students get stressed out by red ink. Blue and other colors are now being used.

Red has become so symbolic of negativity that some principals and teachers across the country are not touching it.

more...
http://www.thekcrachannel.com/education/4343689/detail....

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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:24 PM
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1. Good thing red was traded for blue
on most voting maps in 2000.
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:25 PM
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3. Red is only annoying on an electoral map...fine on graded papers
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:25 PM
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2. Is there a disease called DIS?
Drooling Idiot Syndrome? Who the fuck are these people that constantly whine, "Won't somebody please think of the children?" If you're so worried about the children, DON'T HAVE THEM!!
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:27 PM
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4. Republicans... have "become so symbolic of negativity"
that's the message.
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BBradley Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:30 PM
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5. I don't mind that you're calling my kid retarded
but do you have to do it in RED INK?!
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:32 PM
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6. LOL-touche'. eom
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:32 PM
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7. All part of the dumbing down of America.......
brought to you by the education president........When I went to school and even Grad School red ink would flow. Then again in Catholic School at the time you needed a 69 or 70 to pass vs 65 in public school. What is it today 55?
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:33 PM
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8. 70. eom
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 12:33 PM
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9. how absolutely silly
my teachers marked my papers in whatever color happened to be in their hand, and I turned out all right, didn't I? DIDN'T I????

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