Red ink is determined to be too upsetting to children.
The British Parliament responded unfavorably when they heard that teachers at a London secondary school were banned from using red pens for grading.
The school instituted the policy because they determined that red ink is upsetting to the students.
Conservative Parliament member Bob Blackman was informed about the practice by one of the school’s teachers and called it, “political correctness gone wild.”
In fact, he found the action to be so ridiculous he had to share it with the rest of Parliament.
Education Minister Elizabeth Truss responded by ensuring all that the edict came down on a more local level, and the government had nothing to do with it.
Mr. Blackman has located the likely anti-red pen source and is planning to have a personal meeting with him or her.
Let’s face it – individual schools ban pretty ridiculous things all the time. A few years ago using the word “meep” was banned – yes, as in what Beaker from the Muppets and Road Runner say.
Also on the global hit list in the past year were high fives, the acronym LOL, and using Facebook even when not in school.