Teachers told not to use red ink – because it upsets the kids

Teachers at a secondary school in London have been told they must not use red ink when marking homework in case it upsets pupils.

Just how sensitive are teenagers these days?

Who remembers having a black board wiper thrown at them?

Red ink really was the least of our worries back then right?

Of course what with the all footballers trying to eat each other and random animals being found in our food we haven’t had much time to be outraged over ridiculous political correctness gone wrong stories so this story comes at a perfect time.

Bob Blackman, a Tory MP for Harrow East took his concerns to parliament after a teacher informed him the secondary school had banned staff from using red ink.

He told MailOnline: “A teacher contacted me and said I cannot believe I have been instructed by my head to mark children’s homework in particular colours and not to use certain colours.

“It is all about not wanting to discourage youngsters if their work is marked wrong.

“It sounds to me like some petty edict which is nonsense. It is absolutely political correctness gone wild.”

He went on to say “My take on all this is to say children need to understand the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong.”

Come on kids, get real. Now you may want to call us harsh but if you’re seeing a lot of red on your school work then you shouldn’t really be whimpering about what colour those marks are in.

Give it another five years and you’ll find that teachers won’t be able to mark work at all.

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As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.

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