Deferred reality

Teaching group [in Britain] to consider banning word “fail”

The word “fail” should be banned from use in classrooms and replaced with the phrase “deferred success” to avoid demoralising pupils, a group of teachers has proposed.

Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life.

In a conversation with me, Hai adds,

(16:20:32): death should be referred to as “indefinitely deferred living”
(16:20:53): and that way, people can avoid dealing directly with their problems
(16:21:19): i propose the New School Method
(16:21:36): where all students are graded on a system of A-F
(16:21:40): but can only achieve Bs
(16:21:51): that way, they never get their hopes up by getting As
(16:22:06): and they never feel like they’re not keeping up by getting Cs, Ds, or Fs
(16:22:40): that way, once they reach the work force, they’ll feel empowered and happy
(16:22:51): and society will fail 5 years after they graduate

Sounds like a plan!