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« Reply #405 on: October 26, 2011, 07:43:40 AM »
Article in the paper today about a local school district's new policy.

What happened to you when you cheated on a test at school?   Get a 0 as a grade on the test?   A call to your parents?   Suspension?   Not any more, now cheating students will make up the test at a later date.

What about if you didn't hand in an assignment on time?   Did you lose marks on it?   Not any more, now the teachers will work with students to find a more suitable time for it to be completed.

What crap.   Let's make teachers' jobs more difficult, and let stupid kids get away with even more.   If all they want to do is artificially improve students' overall averages, just give them a 90% on every test and assignment.   Don't even bother marking it.
Ridiculous. It is already insane that they no longer hold a child back who effectively fails the entire year - it really does not help them. God help us when these kids reach the work force with the warped sense of reality that is being thrust upon them. I really fell sorry for the kids, the teachers, and the parents. It's tough enough for all concerned sometimes without imposing foolish policies.
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« Reply #406 on: October 26, 2011, 11:20:48 AM »
Article in the paper today about a local school district's new policy.

What happened to you when you cheated on a test at school?   Get a 0 as a grade on the test?   A call to your parents?   Suspension?   Not any more, now cheating students will make up the test at a later date.

What about if you didn't hand in an assignment on time?   Did you lose marks on it?   Not any more, now the teachers will work with students to find a more suitable time for it to be completed.

What crap.   Let's make teachers' jobs more difficult, and let stupid kids get away with even more.   If all they want to do is artificially improve students' overall averages, just give them a 90% on every test and assignment.   Don't even bother marking it.
Ridiculous. It is already insane that they no longer hold a child back who effectively fails the entire year - it really does not help them. God help us when these kids reach the work force with the warped sense of reality that is being thrust upon them. I really fell sorry for the kids, the teachers, and the parents. It's tough enough for all concerned sometimes without imposing foolish policies.

I mean lets face it, its going to be that way in the real world when they have to work right? Bosses will let them call the shots, and give them bonuses to do so...

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« Reply #407 on: October 26, 2011, 12:10:03 PM »
Article in the paper today about a local school district's new policy.

What happened to you when you cheated on a test at school?   Get a 0 as a grade on the test?   A call to your parents?   Suspension?   Not any more, now cheating students will make up the test at a later date.

What about if you didn't hand in an assignment on time?   Did you lose marks on it?   Not any more, now the teachers will work with students to find a more suitable time for it to be completed.

What crap.   Let's make teachers' jobs more difficult, and let stupid kids get away with even more.   If all they want to do is artificially improve students' overall averages, just give them a 90% on every test and assignment.   Don't even bother marking it.
Ridiculous. It is already insane that they no longer hold a child back who effectively fails the entire year - it really does not help them. God help us when these kids reach the work force with the warped sense of reality that is being thrust upon them. I really fell sorry for the kids, the teachers, and the parents. It's tough enough for all concerned sometimes without imposing foolish policies.

I mean lets face it, its going to be that way in the real world when they have to work right? Bosses will let them call the shots, and give them bonuses to do so...
In the politically correct world it is increasingly difficult to hold people accountable - I see it happen more often than I would have ever imagined.
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Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« Reply #408 on: October 26, 2011, 12:12:30 PM »
So true. It seems like there's an "out" for every situation.

What level of school is this for?
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« Reply #409 on: October 26, 2011, 12:31:07 PM »
I work with some of these scholars I think.
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« Reply #410 on: October 26, 2011, 12:32:43 PM »
Lady, I was already stopped well before I would have made contact with your car, and, even if I had, I was going maybe 3 km/h. There was no need to smack my hood with your umbrella.

You should have smacked her in the shin with your front bumper.

I contemplated it, but, she had a kid with her and . . . well, that just would have led nowhere good.
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« Reply #411 on: October 26, 2011, 01:00:02 PM »
I work with some of these scholars I think.

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« Reply #412 on: October 26, 2011, 02:22:58 PM »
So true. It seems like there's an "out" for every situation.

What level of school is this for?

Eastern School District, which seems to cover all the way from elementary through high school.

The article hasn't been published on the site yet, but this is an opi-ed piece which covers the same subject matter:

http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Editorial/2011-10-25/article-2785452/School-rules/1
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The rules used to be simple: get caught cheating on an exam and you get zero. Hand in an assignment late and lose 10 per cent for each day you don’t hand it in.
Apparently, though, modern children can’t handle absolutes or rules.
The new rules? When a student gets caught cheating, they have to be given another opportunity to write the test — apparently, with the potential to score full marks.
Fail to hand in an assignment? Well, having broken the arrangement to hand in the work on time, students get the opportunity to sign a “contract” with their teacher to hand in the work later. Once again, the consequences are absent.

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« Reply #413 on: October 26, 2011, 03:18:23 PM »
I can understand being more leinient with students in elementary school, particularly primary school where the focus should be on learning the basics. I think once you hit grade 7 and definitely in high school, that this kind of coddling is ridiculous.

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« Reply #414 on: October 26, 2011, 03:22:41 PM »

In the article, the school board says that it's simply making it's standards align with other local boards. If that's true, does anyone know what the effect this has on things like test scores/drop-out rates/university acceptance or is this a case of principles being offended?
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« Reply #415 on: October 26, 2011, 03:24:49 PM »
If you guys think that stuff is bad, wait til you get wind of the credit mills where students pay ~500 bucks to get a 90 in their high school course of choice.

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« Reply #416 on: October 26, 2011, 07:01:14 PM »
Article in the paper today about a local school district's new policy.

What happened to you when you cheated on a test at school?   Get a 0 as a grade on the test?   A call to your parents?   Suspension?   Not any more, now cheating students will make up the test at a later date.

What about if you didn't hand in an assignment on time?   Did you lose marks on it?   Not any more, now the teachers will work with students to find a more suitable time for it to be completed.

What crap.   Let's make teachers' jobs more difficult, and let stupid kids get away with even more.   If all they want to do is artificially improve students' overall averages, just give them a 90% on every test and assignment.   Don't even bother marking it.

I saw that a few days ago on CBC NL. I thought that someone at the Avalon East school board had fallen and hit their head before coming up with this one. To call it a joke is being too kind.

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Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« Reply #417 on: October 26, 2011, 07:16:14 PM »
No wonder people are getting stupider..... lol

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Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« Reply #418 on: October 27, 2011, 10:50:13 AM »
can't the game start already, im bored, it's annoying to have to wait...I hate waiting >:(
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Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« Reply #419 on: October 27, 2011, 10:57:10 AM »
Dentists office.

Right now.

Dual root canal.

See you in a few hours! :(