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The coming dark age: A California school district has instituted a new grading scale that allows students to pass with a score of only 20 out of 100.
Some teachers have tried to hang on to the traditional grading system but have been tripped up by a blanket new policy that students, even if they do not hand in homework or take a test, get 50 percent. Under the new rule, it’s possible for a student who skips a test to receive a better grade than a student who takes the test and does poorly. “This is just incomprehensible. I don’t have words,” said Lanny Lowery, who has taught English at Rancho Cotate High since 1980
And then there’s this: NYC schools passing failing students, colleges accepting them.
In other words, you can now graduate having learned absolutely nothing. Should make for an interesting future for the student and the society that student helps shape.