I had to check to make sure that I hadn't slept in today and it wasn't April 1st when I read this story- a school in London has banned pupils from raising their hands to answer questions in class. That's bad enough - the principle says "children often wave their arms in the air, but when teachers try to involve less adventurous pupils by choosing them instead, it leads to feelings of victimization" - but it gets worse.
Can it get worse than that, you say? Absolutely-
"To spare embarrassment of the students who do not know the answer, the school has incorporated a "phone a friend" system, allowing one child to nominate another to take the question instead."