Is it becoming too hard to fail?

School districts in the Washington area and across the country are adopting grading practices that make it more difficult for students to flunk classes, that give students opportunities to retake exams or turn in late work, and that discourage or prohibit teachers from giving out zeroes.

I encourage the folks in Fairfax County and elsewhere to read Schools Without Failure—a classic text from the 1970’s.

Source: Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies – The Washington Post

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