August 29, 2005

"F*** you. Oh, is that my fifth time?"

The Daily Mail reports that a school in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (UK) will allow "pupils to swear at teachers - as long as they don't do so more than five times in a lesson."

Assistant headmaster Richard White said the policy was aimed at 15 and 16-year-olds in two classes which are considered troublesome.

"Within each lesson the teacher will initially tolerate (although not condone) the use of the f-word (or derivatives) five times and these will be tallied on the board so all students can see the running score," he wrote in the letter.

"Over this number the class will be spoken to by the teacher at the end of the lesson."

Parents called the rule 'wholly irresponsible and ludicrous'.

"This appears to be a misguided attempt to speak to kids on their own level," said the father of one pupil.

Un. Frickin'. Believable.

(h/t: Xrlq.)

Posted by Rhodey at August 29, 2005 05:05 PM | TrackBack

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the animals in charge of the zoo.

Posted by: cardinals fan at August 29, 2005 08:05 PM

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