At Daniels Farm Elementary School in Trumbull, Connecticut, teachers grade papers by giving examples of better answers for those students who make mistakes. But that approach meant the kids often found their work covered in red, the color that teachers long have used to grade work.
Parents objected. Red writing, they said, was 'stressful.' The principal said teachers were just giving constructive advice and the color of ink used to convey that message should not matter. But some parents could not let it go.
So the school put red on the blacklist. Blue and other colors are in.
It seems nowadays, schools are all about making kids feel good about themselves and have set aside actual teaching. So Jimmy can't read anymore, but at least he's got self-confidence. Of course, that won't get him anywhere in life, but he's too young to realize that now.
Here's what we need to do: make school optional. If you want your children to get an honest education and to develop skills so they can one day move out on their own like civilized human beings, you can send them to school, where their teacher will provide structure and discipline and plenty of red ink. If you think your children can't handle being told that some things are right and others are wrong, then just kill them now--'cuz they're never gonna make on their own.