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London Schools Replacing the word "Fail"
    #4435228 - 07/21/05 09:27 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)


LONDON (Reuters) - The word "fail" should be banned from use in British classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralizing 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 labeling children. "We recognize that children do not necessarily achieve success first time," he said.

"But I recognize 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.

Deferred sucess? I just crack up when Is ee shit like this.

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Re: London Schools Replacing the word "Fail" [Re: phreedom420]
    #4435258 - 07/21/05 09:32 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Since when did a group of teachers proposing an idea mean that the idea was actually in use?

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Re: London Schools Replacing the word "Fail" [Re: Phluck]
    #4435420 - 07/21/05 10:11 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Sounds a little long.

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Re: London Schools Replacing the word "Fail" [Re: phreedom420]
    #4435462 - 07/21/05 10:20 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

How childish and stupid.

If there's some sort of anti-euphemism lobby out there, I'll gladly donate money.

what's with neocons and the word 'ilk'?

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