Many of the exams in the Catalan High Schools and Universities give students marks for correct answers, but also deduct marks for incorrect answers.
Think about that for a moment while I hyperventilate with rage and frustration over here.
The single best tool I have ever seen for stifling effort, innovation and a willingness to take a risk.
Is there a reason educators would want to do this in a post-Franco country?
Do we have even the foggiest notion what the world our children are inheriting will be like? Really, consider the changes we have seen in only the last 20 years?
Do you think robotic regurgitation of fact from short term memory coupled with a fear of risk and imagination is going to work for them?
It also makes me sad to hear the number of really bright students I talk to who NEVER read; who hate reading.
I find it hard to articulate why if find that so sad. But honestly, that is the only word I can use.