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Old 08-10-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default No More "D" grades in this this school.

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-wo...925?source=rss

OMG! It is so unfair and will put pressure on the students!

The no-D policy, which was adopted by the school board last week, has led to a flurry of Facebook messages from students calling it the worst idea ever, and has been debated on soccer fields and around swimming pools in this suburban township in northwestern New Jersey. Even some teachers have expressed concerns that it may result in more students' failing.

"I really don't like it," said Chris Radler, 13, who is entering ninth grade; he said it was unfair and would increase the pressure on students. "If you're a little bit less than a C, but not quite an F, you're still going to fail. Some kids aren't at that level yet. They aren't able to get that upper grade."


Well, maybe if they couldn't get that grade them maybe they shouldn't have been promoted last year.

Or maybe we should cut out all of that extracurricular cr@p and bring school back to being just academics.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:01 AM   #3
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Texas has had a no D policy since the mid 80's, anything below a 70 is a F.
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Ah, not what I thought it was from the headline. I thought they were inflating grades again, so that a student would never rate lower than a C and they would all 'pass'.

Good to see that someone, somewhere, is actually trying to get these kids to work.

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Yah know something, snowflake? When you get out into the world, your boss is not going to stand over you pushing you to do your job. If you can't motivate yourself, you'll just get fired.
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