Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Is this the moment Australia finally lost the plot to political correctness?

Schools ban the phrase ‘sitting a test’ because some children might have to stand during assessments

Guidelines have been introduced by meaning that school children are now required to 'take' tests or assessments instead of 'sitting' them.

Taking political correctness to a new level, the unwritten instructions are being used in the annual NAPLAN (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) tests.

The changes are based on the fact that not every child may do exams in a seated position.

One educator said that there might be children who couldn't sit down for assessments, reported The Daily Telegraph. 'It could be a disabled child or one that has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who has to answer the questions while standing up.'

The words 'maths' and 'numbers' must also now be referred to as 'mathematics'.  



Anonymous said...

Once again, PC runs amok.

Bird of Paradise said...

P.C. Stupidity running loose like a bull in a china shop whens this PC nonsense going to end?

Anonymous said...

The phrase "sitting" a test is a bit outdated in the majority of the English speaking world but the explanation given is PC nonsense. Progressives tend to believe that by eroding traditions such as this they can more rapidly advance their agenda because they control the narrative.


Birdzilla said...

Lets go shed a few tears for these whining little wanks

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Anon 1:32 Its called Socialism what Joe McCarthy warned us about these evil communists with the blood of millions on their hands Lao was far worst then Hitler and Joe Stalin caused mass famine in the Ukraine