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No way! Give them a 0 50% works.
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No zero policy for schools?!?!?

A teacher was fired from a Florida school because she gave the students who didn't turn in assignments a 0.  The school has a "no zero" policy which gives the students a minimum of 50% if they don't turn anything in.  I've always believed if you don't turn in your homework, you get a 0....no credit, so for me it is nonsense that they would get a 50% doing nothing.  Do you agree with the teacher or the school?

No way! Give them a 0

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50% works.

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No effort, no credit. Why are we even arguing this? Why does the kid deserve 50% for not doing their homework? Combine this with a 60% passing grade, and it's almost impossible to actually fail out of school. You would actually have to put considerable effort into flunking out. Not only does it give a leg up to kids who haven't earned it but it cheapens the efforts of those who busted their asses to actually get good grades. And we wonder why schools aren't preparing kids for the real world; they're being threatened with lawsuits every time they actually try to teach kids any valuable and hard life lessons.

Side: No way! Give them a 0
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Exactly! If you don't put forth the effort, you don't get the grade. This 50% BS is exactly that. If I don't go into work one day because I just don't want to put forth the effort I don't get paid 50% that day.

Side: No way! Give them a 0
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

What effort you Little Jewel ? Are you saying the Illegal Aliens need put forth no effort to receive government benefits from taxpayers ????????

Side: 50% works.
Mingiwuwu(1481) Disputed
1 point

There is absolutely no way the school would SUE HER for this, no jury is going to guilty her for this and if it's a 'lowkey' kind of reparation suing, she really didn't cost the students or the school much.

Firing isn't suing. It's like when people say that Alex Jones is entitled to first amendment rights on YouTube or Twitter... No, he's not.

Side: 50% works.
Mingiwuwu(1481) Disputed
1 point

This is an internal marking system, they can't possible have a minimum for official examinations.

Side: 50% works.
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A teacher was fired from a Florida school because she gave the students who didn't turn in assignments a 0. The school has a "no zero" policy which gives the students a minimum of 50% if they don't turn anything in. I've always believed if you don't turn in your homework, you get a 0....no credit, so for me it is nonsense that they would get a 50% doing nothing. Do you agree with the teacher or the school?

Does the above work on college campie there Jewel ?????????

Side: No way! Give them a 0
1 point

The fact is, if you work for an institution you gotta know the rules.

Look, if I work for your institution and you have a dumb rule, I'd do my best to reason with you but at the end of the day no war is won by soldiers completely refusing to follow orders but I will admit some wars have been avoided by said rebellious attitudes. The fact is, you need to know your place and work with the system to improve it, you can't just be raw chaos to the institution and expect to 'win' by fighting against the very thing you claim to want to improve.

If the policy says don't give below 50%, you need to obey just as much as you want the children to obey you when you say 'do homework'. I may not be a fan of Gandhi but one of his best quotes ever was 'be the change you want to see in the world' and while it seems the teacher was following this at first, the teacher was disregarding the rules and regulations of the superiors she had just as she found the lazy (or perhaps busy) students of her class were doing to her.

Side: 50% works.
Mint_tea(4031) Clarified
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The question is more, do you agree with a "no zero policy". Do you believe students should get 50% for doing nothing?

Side: No way! Give them a 0
Mingiwuwu(1481) Clarified
2 points

Grading and school disgusts me, entirely.

The fact you have to say the Earth is round to get a grade is literally putrid to me but the fact that they can rank a student who on an ENGLISH ESSAY got 83% as genuinely above the 82% is a joke to me, it's so subjective.

There's three flaws with schooling as it is:

1) Blackmailing you to say things are what you may not believe they are (evolution, round-earth, economic theories that are held optimal under your syllabus, long-division as the only way to 'correctly' solve a division sum etc).

2) In any subject other than math and the sciences, there is a disgusting amount of subjectivity that determines what percentage you get. The difference between the threshold of B and C can truly be one phrase yoru marker felt was too weird or didn't suit the style of writing and then if you're generic to try and not be weird YOU ARE OSTRACISED FOR PLAGIARISM OR UNORIGINALITY!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

3) The entire system relies on you studying only as much on as many topics in the specific blinkered outlook you are taught. You literally don't have the time and effort to spare on exploring other angles on any subjected you study if you want to maintain a real-life with extracurricular actives, family time at home, chores and general health upkeep both mentally and physically.

Yes, you can laugh at me and say I screwed up at school, it isn't a lie I didn't get the best grades. It's also not a lie that without trying I aced some of them which shocked my teachers very much. School was a joke to me, I am self-employed but don't yet fully own a business for money reasons. I am making my own way in this world and soon people with Master's Degrees are gonna be working for me while I tell them 'sit' and they say 'when may I stand sir?' :) See, school didn't teach you how to succeed, it taught you how to work for those that do. After all, did the guys who invented college go to college?

Side: No way! Give them a 0
1 point

100 percent works for redistribution where the Illegal Alien is concerned there Dummy !!!!!!!!!!

Side: 50% works.
1 point

Jewel are 50 percent of teachers turned away on college campie for their Radical Leftist views ????????????

Side: 50% works.
1 point

Jewel your old man is allergic to service dogs so should there be a zero policy on service dogs ?

Side: 50% works.