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September 29, 2003

All the children in Merry Old England are above average

Quotes from this article:

The guidelines, for marking key national curriculum exams, recommend that the current F grade, for 'fail', should be replaced with an N grade, for 'nearly'.
They include instructions that maths exam answers should be marked as either 'creditworthy' or 'not creditworthy', rather than correct or incorrect.

Via Fox News.

Posted by razib at 12:44 AM

Razib, thanks for giving this one a push. The story broke nationally in the Telegraph two or three weeks ago. But none of the overtly political sites that I expected to flag it up actually did so. In fairness, it doesn't tell us anything new about the educational establishment in the UK, and it's only one of a number of recent, similarly progressive announcements. Anyway, I suppose it's progress to move on from being a nation of failures to one of nearly men.

Posted by: Guessedworker at September 29, 2003 03:42 AM

anyone know if Elia Kazan was jewish.. the papers are being terribly mum about this...

Posted by: EK at September 29, 2003 03:45 AM

Elia Kazan was Greek.

Posted by: Dienekes at September 29, 2003 04:55 AM

Rofl. Who was it that was saying PC is dying?

Posted by: Katy at September 29, 2003 05:33 AM