posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:14 PM
In SA the Matric (Grade 12) results have just been made known, and many critics accuse them of being doctored.
Apparently they reduce the marks of certain schools, and increase them for others along racial lines.
Some teachers in the media today talk of a "bell curve" adjustment (whatever that means).
In any case, the media has been filled with adverts and stories about unsuccessful students (and 100 schools didn't pass a single candidate - I
figured that was impossible, they obviously didn't even show up).
The message on TV, radio and media is that one can re-write subjects, and many autobiographies of people who never got Matric. Well, our President
Zuma had Standard 6 (Matric was Std. 12).
But some, both black and white parents, are saying we are encouraging failure with this "gentle" approach.
It served many generations well to know that a clip around the ears, or other corporal punishment encouraged success.
Why should we nurture failure (or "delayed success") nowadays?
Shouldn't we go back to: "If you don't pass; we'll kick your ass?"
It seems that nowadays there is more onus upon, and attention for the failures.
It's political correctness gone crazy!
edit on 11-1-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)