Grades can be more than just a number. They can show student’s mastery of a topic. It also can teach students about working towards a goal. In the quest to not stress out students, we have actually taken away the importance of completing assignments.
It is time to take back the classroom, giving power to accurately grade student performance to the teacher without the fear of retaliation, write-ups or dismissals.
Students need to learn responsibility and the consequences of not doing assignments. Could you imagine if students were actually doing assignments and learning? Wouldn’t that help test scores, reading levels and reduce stress and behavior issues, instead of just giving grades?
If you feel that teachers need to be respected and that grades should accurately reflect student performance, please consider signing our petition, Accurate Grade Reporting.