No Zeros: Recipe for Future Failure?

I just read this article about no zero policies. Isn’t this just focusing on a short-term solution to a long-term problem? We learn best from our failures. If kids don’t experience failure in school when a support system is in place to help them overcome it, how will they succeed in adulthood?

What is your policy on zeros?

2 Responses

  1. Miss Anderson

    Ugh, don’t even get me started on this. I do see both sides of this particular debate, but I think administrators are ignoring the bigger issues by focusing on the grades like this. Our school system has a policy where 0’s are converted to 60’s for averaging purposes, which is ludicrous! The bigger problem here is THE GRADING SCALE and how we grade, what we grade, and why we grade it. It’s also a problem of parent involvement in the child’s work and our acceptance of failure as a path to future growth. Requiring no zeros just slaps a band-aid on the problem.

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