Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 830 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 137,389
Pageviews Today: 239,293Threads Today: 96Posts Today: 1,462
05:17 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

UNBELIEVABLE: "DUMBER THAN DIRT" AMERICAN SCHOOLS GET RID OF "F's" - NOW NO KID CAN FAIL!

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 539001
United States
12/09/2008 12:08 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: UNBELIEVABLE: "DUMBER THAN DIRT" AMERICAN SCHOOLS GET RID OF "F's" - NOW NO KID CAN FAIL!
No wonder our country is in so much in the crap house now.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 405737
Canada
12/09/2008 12:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: UNBELIEVABLE: "DUMBER THAN DIRT" AMERICAN SCHOOLS GET RID OF "F's" - NOW NO KID CAN FAIL!
I ripped my son's teacher a new one, for allowing him to retake a test he failed. I went all the way to the school superintendent to make sure the failing grade stuck.

You wouldn't believe what teachers/parents have called me for doing that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 565279


I applaud you! I am a teacher (and a parent)! I applaud you!!!!!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 405737
Canada
12/09/2008 12:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: UNBELIEVABLE: "DUMBER THAN DIRT" AMERICAN SCHOOLS GET RID OF "F's" - NOW NO KID CAN FAIL!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 531497
United States
12/09/2008 12:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: UNBELIEVABLE: "DUMBER THAN DIRT" AMERICAN SCHOOLS GET RID OF "F's" - NOW NO KID CAN FAIL!
This is nothing new. Back in the 70s & 80s when I taught, teachers were told by admin not to fail anyone. "Push them on through....we can't have them backing/stacking up and causing over crowding", is what we were told. The dummying down has been going on for a long, long time. Idol1 I kept telling everyone back then that Kruschev said he would destroy us from within and it is happening. This crazy old teacher got lots of strange looks. I knew the system was messed up, but I didn't know why or who was behind it. Hindsight...now I know.
Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1
Elias  (OP)

User ID: 454918
United States
12/09/2008 07:57 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: UNBELIEVABLE: "DUMBER THAN DIRT" AMERICAN SCHOOLS GET RID OF "F's" - NOW NO KID CAN FAIL!
This is nothing new. Back in the 70s & 80s when I taught, teachers were told by admin not to fail anyone. "Push them on through....we can't have them backing/stacking up and causing over crowding", is what we were told. The dummying down has been going on for a long, long time. Idol1 I kept telling everyone back then that Kruschev said he would destroy us from within and it is happening. This crazy old teacher got lots of strange looks. I knew the system was messed up, but I didn't know why or who was behind it. Hindsight...now I know.
Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1 Idol1
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 531497


My problem with all this is there is no incentive for the children. They all know that they will pass even if they do nothing. It makes it extremely hard for the parents trying to teach thier children about motivation and feeling good about what they have accomplished.
“The world doesn't make sense until you force it to.”
- Frank Miller

"Don't buy into a superficial reality. It has an expiration date."
— Truth Devour (Wantin)





GLP