August 23, 2004

Purple Is the New Red

Harshness of red marks has students seeing purple (Boston Globe story)

Apparently, red is being perceived as too harsh for correcting papers nowadays. Purple markers are taking the day. Purple is more “royal and authoritative.” Red is “over the top in its aggressiveness.”

With public schools falling apart as students are forced to use old textbooks that are falling apart, leaky schools, unfunded “No Child Left Behind” people do what they need to do to keep sane. They turn to things that make them feel good, like purple markers.

Posted by James at August 23, 2004 1:39 PM
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That's funny. I edit in orange because I think red is too harsh. :)

Posted by: Julie at August 23, 2004 4:17 PM

Personally I like green.

Posted by: Sara at August 23, 2004 10:35 PM

Hmm... "Red was to agressive, but now Purple is allowing these teachers to brag about their authority over our youth!!" Yeah, it could happen.

Posted by: Beck at August 25, 2004 1:16 AM

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