To the informed person, this decision is nothing less than lowering standards. The new grading scale can actually prove beneficial to a student who chooses not to turn in work or take a test when compared to a student who does the work but receives a low grade for their effort. Rationalizing for lowering the "F" range from 0-20%, Superintendent Robert Haley stated, "They’ve still flunk, but they don’t have as much to do mathematically to climb out of the F range." Are you kidding me Mr. Haley? This is what Glenn Beck refers to as a progressive thinker...and the government schools are full of this type of thinking. It's coming...it's just a matter of time. I hope loving, responsible, caring, and protective parents open their eyes before it's too late. One more reason to home-school.
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