Teacher gets suspended for giving kids a zero on homework they didn't do. Did you get zero's if you didn't do your homework?
quiz time, parents. Did your kid actually earn the grade he got on his
last test? Are you sure? Maybe this will help you decide: a high school teacher has been suspended from his job for actually giving kids a 0 if they didn't turn in their homework or skipped a quiz.
Lynden Dorval is a physics teacher -- scratch that, was
a physics teacher -- who has been labeled "unprofessional" and been
kicked out of the classroom because he's been “negatively impacting
student achievement.” Huh. So, the way the school's administration looks
at it, it's Dorval's fault that kids didn't turn in their homework or
take their necessary quizzes. That makes ... absolutely no sense at all.
it any wonder kids are increasingly plagued with a bad case of me first
and the gimme, gimmes? School administrators are quite literally
telling kids they don't have to do any work.
Dorval's battle with the school board over the 0s
is going on up in Canada -- he works in a district in Edmonton. But
this problem is hardly isolated to our neighbors to the north.
Just last weekend I sat down with a group of local teachers and was
shocked to find out one school does not allow its educators to give any
grade lower than a 50. Period. It doesn't matter what the child has done
-- or hasn't done -- they can't get a grade lower than that. Another
district has a similar "nothing lower than a 50" in place for the entire
first marking period. After that teachers are actually given leave to,
gasp, grade honestly.
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