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More Ways We Think We're Helping Children, But Aren't

British school bans raising hands

So, a London school has banned children from raising their hands in class and teachers from calling on students with their hands raised. Apparently, they felt that some kids were getting their hands up for attention, but they didn't actually know the answer. They also felt that if a teacher called on someone who DIDN'T raise their hand, this led to feelings of "victimization."

Their solution was to ban hand-raising altogether. Yeah, way to go, there, bud. Another great example of treating symptoms instead of problems, and helping children be more pathetic instead of encouraging them to grow. Oh, and the best part, added on at the end?
To spare embarrassment of the students who do not know the answer, the school has incorporated a "phone a friend" system, allowing one child to nominate another to take the question instead.
Yeah, that should work just fuckin' GREAT. "Gee, I don't know the answer, I'll make Billy do it." Great way to learn and make them pick on others.

Fuckin' humans.
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