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The Experiment of Political Correctness


By Tony Dalton

Do you know what happened in the class that never failed a student ~ in the end they all failed!
As an experiment in true Political Correctness it was decided that all a classes� grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade, no one would fail and no one would receive an A.  Just as in School Sports today everyone gets a trophy ~ win or lose.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied 'very hard' were very upset and the students who studied 'very little' were very happy.

For the second test, the students who studied very little for the first test studied 'even less' and the ones who studied very hard for the first test decided they wanted a free ride also, so they only studied just enough to satisfy their parents. 

Result  - the second test average was a 'D'. for everybody  

No one was very happy with the result. 

After the third test, and the relative removal of a reason to study, the average was an 'F' for all. 

In fact as the tests continued so the scores reduced, which of course resulted in increased bickering, blame and name-calling, eventually leading to hard feelings as, of  course, no one bothered to study at all anymore.

Eventually the inevitable occurred, all of the students failed everything.

Could this be the result of "Political Correctness" demanding "equality for all" except of course for those who are "in charge" ~ which of course will always fail when it becomes apparent that nobody can win, and therefore removes all incentive to work or try, or even want to succeed.

Remember this my friends every time you go to vote.

Tony Dalton is a Fellow of The Business Forum Institute and a consultant and Midlands businessman in the United Kingdom.  He has led several businesses since the 1970�s. He was Leader of Warwick District Council from 1991 to 1995.  Over the years he has learnt leadership, the ability to think strategically in the understanding of complex issues along with the values of accountability, probity and openness.  Today he operates a marketing company and an educational publishing business.  He is an advocate of creating positive cash flow and is the author of �Cash Management� and lectures on cash management to leaders of small and medium sized businesses. Among his major achievements - Creating the first screen based typewriter; Doubling the reserves of Warwick District Council while at the same time reducing staff by 40% and lowering taxes each year during his tenure; and, in leading the development of a new teaching aid for K-2 children, which has already benefited over 1,000,000 children in more than 40 countries.

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