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