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    BETTER DEAD THAN RED Er, Green. This UK school has banned teachers from marking students incorrect answers in red ink and will use green, instead.

    Critics have condemned the change as “politically correct” and “trendy”.

    But Penny Penn-Howard, head of school improvement for Sandwell Council, said: “The colour of the pen used for marking is not greatly significant except that the red pen has negative connotations and can be seen as a negative approach to improving pupils’ work.

    What about kids who are red-green colorblind? They might still feel the “negative connotations”. Let’s just do away with marking incorrect answers completely; that way no one can have their feelings hurt.

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