Teachers Shouldn’t Use Red Colored Pens to Mark Students Homework Because It’s Like Shouting and Upsets Them


How on Earth are today’s kids going to be able to cope with any problems in the future. There in lies the rub, maybe they already can’t and explains the irrational fatal responses to dealing with issues and confrontation of today’s children.

Who in there life has not got a test or paper back in school marked up in read showing the misspelled words, errors and teachers comments? That may be a thing of the past. In the wussified world we live in today because “red” pens make children feel uncomfortable, researchers at University of Colorado in the U.S say that teachers should use more neutral colors like blue. GOOD GRIEF!!! The researchers behind the study say that teachers should not use red pens to mark homework and tests because it could upset schoolchildren. GOOD, THAT IS THE POINT SO THEY DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE IN THE FUTURE.

Teachers should stop using red pens to mark homework and tests because it could upset schoolchildren, U.S researchers say.

A study showed students think they’ve been assessed more harshly when their work is covered in red ink compared to more neutral colours like blue.

Sociologists Richard Dukes and Heather Albanesi from the University of Colorado told the Journal of Social Science: ‘The red grading pen can upset students and weaken teacher-student relations and perhaps learning.’

In 2008, hundreds of schools banned teachers from using red ink to correct work because they considered it ‘confrontational’ and ‘threatening’.

But Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, slammed the findings saying: ‘In my own experience of 35 years in teaching is that children actually prefer teachers to use red ink because they can read comments more easily.

The entire point of marking a child’s paper, test, exam and quiz in red is to stand out from the blue or black ink or pencil that was used by the student. What a joke and candy-a$$ country we have become if a child cannot take having their exam graded in red ink. It might upset them? Really, maybe it should upset them so that they learn from their mistakes and get it right the nest time? But the liberals who have destroyed today’s public schools would rather the children feel better and not have anything upset them, rather than actually learn.

What have we come to in this country? I am sorry, but no one can tell me that the school system today. Between educators are more worried about teaching ‘Heather has Two Mommies’, charging children on terroristic threats when in possession of a Hello Kitty bubble gun, teaching sex-ed at far too young an age and gumming down the educational system with “No Child Left Behind’, allowing children to retake tests until they pass. We now have these fools worried about upsetting the children with red ink. Guess what, when you get a 100% or A+, that is in big bold red ink as well. Is that upsetting them as well? AMERICA, when are the parents going to stand up and make educators understand that it is during a child’s learning years that they understand how to cope with mistakes and failures that will serve them later on in life? Then again, many of the times, the parents are also to blame for their coddling of little Bobby or Suzie who were made to feel uncomfortable by getting a bad grade.

We have already taken away dodge ball and any thing that would promote completion in public schools. Picking teams is history because those who are chose last are made to feel inferior. Is it any wonder why when you do nothing but coddle children that they have no idea how to perform in the real world?

Any school that would follow the banning of red ink, should maybe have their decision makers be provided a pink slip as well.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Teachers Shouldn’t Use Red Colored Pens to Mark Students Homework Because It’s Like Shouting and Upsets Them”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on January 24th, 2013 12:28 pm

      This behavior needs to be exposed as you have done in this article. We need to find which people prepared this study and get them out of the schools and the business of delivering such nonsence.

      The first place to start is to maske the school boards responsible to the people. The second place is to go to the colleges and universities and explain to the educational idiots tha the people will no longer abide their crazyness. Fire a few a scare the bejebers out of the rest.

      We are raising a generation of ignorant children who do not know what it is to be told they have made mistakes. Feel good teaching is for the lazy.

    2. rightknight on January 24th, 2013 5:48 pm

      We should all break out the Red Pens and
      start correcting Mrs. Clinton’s record of
      failure at the State Department. If ‘red’ screams
      out loud enough it might serve to help her
      keep aware of the real requirements of the
      State Department job we’re paying her to do.

    3. Claude on January 25th, 2013 1:09 pm

      [DELETED ... ] By the way, you know you have George W. to thank for NCLB, don’t you? What a wonderful thing that is! I recently sat in on a high school special education class where the teacher was required to teach mean, median, and mode to children who can’t count from one to ten. Then it’s on to the Pythagorean Theorem…
      SM: BTW, just because I supported GWB does not mean I agree with everything he did. NCLB was about one of the worst thing ever passed. The Feds have no business being involved with local and state education. The law should have been changed to be names, ‘Dumb down the educational system to the lowest common denominator”. I believe the NCLB program is a joke. I also was 100% against GWB’s immigration policy.

    4. NGBoston on January 26th, 2013 7:23 am

      Shut the front door!!!!!!

    5. Claude on January 26th, 2013 6:30 pm

      Spam filter for my last comment?
      SM: It was not in spam, it was put in the deleted folder.

    6. A Teacher's Idea on November 1st, 2013 8:19 pm

      The Power of The Red Ink Pen…

      So is it ok to use red ink to mark your students’ work? Does the color red place a negative meaning in…

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