I've always thought of the British as a logical people, stoic and with a dry sense of humor. The Monty Python and the Holy Grail quote, "It's only a flesh wound", exemplifies that belief.
Then political correctness invaded Britain. Baa Baa Black Sheep was changed to Baa Baa Green Sheep. Can't say anything bad about anyone or the Metropolitan Police will investigate you for hate speech. A minority officer sues because he was promoted via affirmative action but wasn't competent enough to guard a royal and had to be reassigned.
I never thought I'd see British education go down the tubes, though. Here's what's happened at one school. Yes, it's only one school, but that's where it starts. Here in the US, the push to use purple pens instead of red pens for grading didn't spontaneously spring up across the country.
And no, this isn't the only sign of a downhill slide in British schools.