Friday, June 28, 2013

‘No zeros’ policy does kids a disservice

The Department of Political Correctness in the Ministry of Education has some great news for students in Grade 7 to 12 public schools who like to slack off.

Kids! Starting this fall, teachers can no longer deduct marks when you turn assignments in after the due date.

And if you never did the work, they can't give you a zero!

Instead, you will be questioned as to why you didn't get it done. You might get more time to do the assignment. You might never have to do that assignment, but instead be given an "alternative opportunity" to show that you know the material. Or you might not even have to do that. The teacher might look the other way, and just consider whether you have shown in other ways that you understand the course material.

Whatever, dude.

Parents, if you fear this is a sign of slipping standards in high school, a policy that won't help our kids when they hit the "real world," you're not alone.

The educrats at the Waterloo Region District School Board, which is unrolling the province's new policy, are way ahead of you.  (more...)

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