Purple vs Red Pen Corrections for Teachers
Okay, this definitely falls under "gratuitous liberalism and political correctness," not to mention B.S. Since when does the color of a teacher's inked-in corrections to student assignments need to be psycho-analyzed? Since NOW, in a certain Connecticut school.
Daniels Farm Elementary School, located in Trumbull, Conn., is a school where teachers have been required to switch from red to (virtually any) other colors. Red, it would seem, denotes negativity to children, according to many parents of this community. In an Associated Press op-ed piece from April 3rd, the author writes "Of all the things that can make a person see red, school principal Gail Karwoski was not expecting parents to get huffy about, well, seeing red."
It seems to me that teachers might need to be left alone (unless of course they are dating their students ;-)
“You could hold up a paper that says ’Great work!’ and it won’t even matter if it’s written in red,” said Joseph Foriska, principal of Thaddeus Stevens Elementary in Pittsburgh.
How about we forget the petty stuff and concentrate on, oh I don't know...education? Just a thought.