My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Deferring success...

No, I didn't make this up either.
A group of teachers in the UK has proposed that the word "fail" should be banned from use in classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success."

"I'm sorry, but your son is deferring his success in Math, Mr. Jones"

Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life.