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Sunday, April 26, 2009

State Senate Wants to End Minimum Grades

The Texas State Senate is proposing a bill that will prohibit districts from implementing a "minimum grade" policy. The policies that bar teachers from giving kiddos any grade below a 50, for example.

My wife points out the problem with this bill... if there is no minimum grade, some of her freshmen will earn a -350. I can see some teacher re-enacting the Breakfast Club scene:

"Every day late is minus ten points."
"I already have a 2."
"Now it's a negative 8... you wanna go for negative 18?"

Press release link.



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