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San Diego Unified School District changes grading system to ’combat racism’

San Diego Unified School District changes grading system to ’combat racism’

Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn in assignments. Those are just some of the major grading changes approved this week by California’s second-largest school district. Disproportionate failure rates amongst students of color lead board members to say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism.

edwin 1 weeks

Oh yay, more participation trophies carried on the soft handed bigotry of lowered expectations.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 1 weeks

Being condescending towards minorities is more racist than what they are supposedly combating ffs

Cole. 1 weeks

Or maybe they fail because they dont give a shit about school ever think about that?

John 1 weeks

Why don't you just say if you don't miss any school you graduated Magna cumlaude a

Maggie 1 weeks

In order for something to be racist or linked to racism it would need to apply to one group of people. Do I understanding correctly that only black students are penaltied for turning assignments in late? That answer would be NO. In my experience of the education system, that's not the case, all students are penaltied for turning assignments in late. One's skin color has no bearing on the ability to completing an assignment on time. People of color, they are enabling you to be failures. Everything in life that is of any value is worth working hard to achieve. My father taught me: Nothing is free, let no one own you by means of a free ride or handouts, you want it ... Work for it and own no one anything. Eazy = lazy and lazy people are easily manipulated. Don't fall for these traps, don't let them enslave you. Work hard, achieve your dreams and goal by your own hands and hard work. Be the amazing person God created you to be and never allow anyone to treat you any less than what your full potential is. Be amazing do not just exhist.

Seekster 1 weeks

This won't combat racism, it will just change the statistics around. That being said, as a teacher I applaud any attempt to try something new in education because what we are currently in public schools is not working. I also am intrigued by the idea of having an academic grade based on mastery of content and an citizenship grade based on behavior and turning work in on time. I am not saying I like not reinforcing deadlines but I am intrigued by the concept.

Josh 1 weeks

What a disservice to minorities. Dumb down the process so they feel included. I'd be offended

Brandon 1 weeks

The problem with enforcing equity in all things is that standards just perpetually slip lower and lower... So you end the up doing stuff like this.

The First Man
The First Man 1 weeks

Ahhhh, the soft bigotry of low expectations. The Left just can’t help themselves and keep on doing this same song nd dance, but every time they turn up the volume. Next I guess they’ll just rip the knob off...

Jim 1 weeks

We must understand that lowering standards only lowers expectations. Children of all colors must know how to read, write, add and do basic math. There are subjects which can be turned into a type of lecture series, like history or physical education, but teaching kids that deadlines aren’t important is just another way to lower societies standards overall. This attempt to ensure racial equality does not need to include allowing kids to do less, it should be simple to call out racist acts without making our educational system weaker

William 1 weeks

This is truly sad, a school district following the directions of children's sports.. where everyone is a winner, everyone gets a trophy, no one is bad everyone is good... even the kids picking there nose, who don't even want to play. False sense of security is good for no one.

Ray 1 weeks

Any member or executive of San Diego Unified School Districe that voted for, or encouraged this destructive policy should be removed immediately for malfeasance. Nonsensical polices like this are ruining the state’s educational system.

OmegaDMM 1 weeks

Whatever happened to the idea of "Alternatives for success!"? If kids are having problems with traditional methods, then have them attend classes with new approachable methods. Back when I was that young there was a outside schooling area where the teachers got to work with you on a more personal bases and the work schedule was flexible. Some kids focused on doing one course of learning say "Geography" or "Math" until completion then moved to another subject. They also had all computer based courses for those with focusing issues. Those who had a hard time or were teen moms had the luxury of choosing the time they had and the workload they were able to handle. This saw almost all of them graduate, the few that didn't just up and left.

S 1 weeks

A name should never appear on a test or assignment. Just a student number. If you can match a face, sex, gender, race etc, to the work, it all just feeds into the teacher's biases.

TexasReb 1 weeks

Underperformace of colored kids isn't due to race but rather the subculture in which they are raised and the values that they are taught from birth. Change the subculture and you won't need to resort to grapsing at straws like this.

John W
John W 1 weeks

Bridget Green was all set to be valedictorian of her New Orleans high school, but she didn't even go to the graduation ceremony. Despite her A in Algebra II, Green failed the math portion of the graduation exam, which measures 10th grade level skills. It was her fifth try.

Raymond 1 weeks

I imagine the Teacher's Union is the happiest because all pressure is off them to effectively teach.

Jon 1 weeks

And they will all get straight A's (A is for "attendance")... and then they'll get to college. Where lateness affects your grade.

IvoryDove 1 weeks

This is criminal. Public education has completely been destroyed by the teacher's unions.

David 1 weeks

Why not give everyone a PhD for just showing up.... Everyone's a winner and no one is left behind.

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