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Red is too "stressful"

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posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 08:35 PM

At Daniels Farm Elementary School in Trumbull, Conn., Karwoski's teachers grade papers by giving examples of better answers for those pupils who make mistakes. But that approach meant the children often found their work covered in red ink, the color that teachers long have used to grade work.

This is just sad. I highly doubt that something as insignificant as the color a teacher uses to grade in could really cause any kind of stress. These people are just too concerned over the feelings of the kids that they do such ridiculous things. I’m sure the child would feel just the same if they failed a test and have it covered in purple ink then if they just stuck with red. It doesn’t even matter if they use a red pen to write “good job,” its still not allowed.

This is just like how when I was in middle school, they wouldn’t give us F’s, they gave us U’s for unsatisfactory. There truly is no point in changing such superficial things when it would still mean the exact same thing.

[edit on 5-4-2005 by Lethys]

posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 08:39 PM
Red is stressful, medically speaking. It also stimulates desire.

I agree that this is over the top though. There's nothing wrong with thinking about the needs of the kids, that's what the schools are there for - but taken to the extreme it's just controversial and unnecessary.

On a tangent, the color red increases metabolism, and you burn more calories when in a red room. That's why it's a good idea to pain areas like dining rooms red, but not relaxing areas, like living rooms or bedrooms (unless you need to burn the calories).

posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 11:56 PM
The average kid is not going to look at the paper he or she was just graded on long enough to be stressed by the color.

Now F's and U's...yeah I saw this change when I was in school. I think there is a difference in those though, F = FAIL. U = Unsatisfactory. I think the U is easier on people, much easier to say "Well you can't satisfy everyone, and I'm safisfied with my result, considering I never studied" than "My teacher calls me a failure"

You know whats really harsh?
When you get a "20", like I did in College algebra, man, that really tells you how bad you are something.

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 01:00 AM
I advise teachers to continue using red. However, I think that if the student gets an F on an assignment, the teacher should also be able to write "you are a very bad little child" on the paper as well, in red, underlined twice.

Cry more, damn...

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