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Teaching Pansies

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by IronBuckI, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    And strippers. Don't forget about the strippers.
  2. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    BTW. I expressed my outrage at the red vs. purple ink bullshit four years ago here: Teaching Pansies

    The link to the story on Fow News is dead, but the outrage remains. :biggrin:
  3. OCBuckWife

    OCBuckWife I am the evil monkey in your closet

    Narf! I looked for all threads that had "children" in the title hoping I wouldn't duplicate. I didn't think to look for pansies. Silly me. :wink2:
  4. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    the color in and of itself has 0 value. its the fact that one associates the color red with a negative. you can change the color of failure to anything you want. make it the most tranquil color of blue you can find. won't change anything. once the kids associate it with what it is being used for your going to get the same reaction. but then, thats a good thing. believe it or not, failure is supposed to be a negative experience. thats why they call it failure and not success.

    this whole "children are under high stress and suffer from depression" crap is rather laughable. these so called "experts" act like prior to yesterday morning being a kid was fucking happy lala time in the safe and secure world of rainbow land.

    30 yrs ago you could drag your wife out the front door by her hair and beat the living shit out of her in front of the neighbors and noone would say a damn thing unless you made too much noise in the process.

    50 years ago our children weren't our future. they were manual labor and they damn well better not even think about touching a single morsel of food before the old man finished his plate and said he was done. make a peep at the wrong time and you'll likely get a backhand.

    100 years ago they were our slave labor working everything from farm hand to factory work starting at ages far younger than those offing themselves for getting an A- on a paper.

    200 years ago child mortality rates were so bad in europe only 50% survived to see their first birthday. 25% made it to adulthood and only 1 in 10 reached adulthood without the loss of 1 or both parents.

    yeah, childhood depression and hardship is a "new" thing and if we just take away those nasty red pens that cause it their o so delicate psyche's will finally be able to return to rainbow happy land. give me a fucking break.
    Thump and OCBuckWife like this.
  5. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

  6. OCBuckWife

    OCBuckWife I am the evil monkey in your closet

    GPA! +inifinity!
  7. JohnDorian

    JohnDorian Rookie

    This is exactly what screwed me over in high school. Going through high school we were all led to believe that the top 5 in the class would be valedictorians. I was #1, and two of my friends were #2 and #4. However, last year, our senior year, they decided to change the policy. Instead of having valedictorians they decided to give a certificate to the top 20% of the class saying we were above the rest. My friends and I, needless to say were pissed. But at least everyone felt good about themselves right? We came to find out later that one of the guidance counselor's son was #7 and knew he was going to get left out so she changed the system. But hey, at least I still got into OSU, that's all that matters.
  8. Might as well merge this with the school vouchers thread. Government bureaucracy is no way to run a school system.
  9. Deety

    Deety Senior

    Multiple valedictorians? That's already a wimped-up policy.
  10. fourteenandoh

    fourteenandoh My swing feels like an unfolding lawn chair.

  11. Jake

    Jake TBDBITL & YNWA ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    My niece just graduated last year. She was one of 22 valedictorians in a class of less than 150 students. She's a bright girl but that was a farce.
  12. fourteenandoh

    fourteenandoh My swing feels like an unfolding lawn chair.

    if everyone has a 4.0 how do you pick one? i'm not saying that is what happened, but it happened at my school.

    so who are these people doing these studies and coming up with this crap? no red ink, no keeping score etc etc.

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