But based on my own experiences from elementary through graduate school, and much thought, I am convinced that grades are a dangerous and pernicious thing, and should be abolished. The evidence on all of these effects is very clear, and it seems to apply to students of all ages. Those students who coast by with Cs would also just coast by by pretending to be trying. Kohn: This is a question I wish more people would ask! I think it could use a change, though. No harder than coasting by getting Cs. Look at it this way: A C is considered average by schools,but my parents go berserk if I get below a B -. But there are magnet schools for that.
To be sure, teachers can make a bad thing worse — for example, by grading on a curve so that kids are set against one another, thereby adding the toxic effects of competition to what is already destructive about grades , by grading too stringently, by giving zeros, and so on. Also, people who are naturally smart but are lazy won't do as well at a job as someone of average intelligence but high initiative. They want raises, recognition and promotions in exchange for a job well done. Kids can also skip grades, you know. Why can't we live like humans and learn as we live life? The recent and appalling presidential press conference in Florida, where people were asking for new kitchens and cars and full payment for not working, is symptomatic of this.
But rather than pulling the plug on what would have been a very short teaching career, I decided to change. This helps to make grades as invisible as possible for as long as possible — and therefore minimizes the harm they do when students are thinking about them. As stated in point 1, students sometimes don't have a will to learn. I hate the fact of being stuck in a daily routine that I don't like and I go most days not learning anything and just think to my self, what will all this amount to in my life. While an excessive amount of food instead of enough physical exercise are usually to blame, common health concerns and key prescriptions might greatly increase size. Or at least, they should not be nearly as important in college,graduate admissions, and that grade point average does not necessarily indicate how good a student is.
However, more and more public schools are moving away from this traditional grading system, but there are some good reasons to keep it in place. Twitter has issues, but it is exceedingly useful at getting the word out. Saying that our society rewards people based on how well they do in school is a false statement. Well if we got the rid of the A,B,C,D, and F system was banned, it would be alot easier to pass school. I'm in a magnet school now so I won't coast through the rest of my academic career.
I would prefer to see grades that reflect a student's personal journey through learning; how they are progressing against themselves rather than against a cohort. A B letter grade typically confers 80 to 89 points in grade school and high school, but what does a verbal assessment equal in terms of points?. But that D won't get you anywhere in life. For many families, the grade is the goal. The grading scale does nothing to improve student's knowledge. As long as the values that have proven to stimulate achievement continue to be undermined by ignorant do-gooders, the decline of public education and decay of our civilization seems inevitable.
The dream I am referring to is the dream of doing what I want with my life, I want to do some short a tech job rather that build web sites, server admins, app builder, or anything in the tech field, but here's the thing, you need atlest 4 years of some short of collage to do what I do on a daily by my self because I've self taught myself and I love doing it. And that's just my personal opinion. It's not due to the grading scale, it's due to the difference in culture. If every student in the class does incredibly well, every student should get high grades. Some parents reward children for good grades, ascribing a monetary value to each good letter, or taking away privileges for each bad one. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. After all, they solve only a fraction of their cases; they sometimes arrest the wrong people; they sometimes abuse their power; they sometimes receive bribes to close their eyes on a case; they sometimes are utterly incompetent; they sometimes display plain bad-will; in short, they have all the flaws expected of humans.
Some students are naturally intelligent, and they do not require outside studying to learn anything. The teacher explains that most kids are never given fours, only a mixture of twos and threes, especially in the mid-year. So if you pass Student A for getting 10 answers right, but you fail the smarter Student B for getting the same number right, that's really not fair. Testing knowledge and problem solving abilities is an important aspect of teaching. The premise of grades is false, and the notion that the harder you work, the higher your grades will be is not necessarily true. It's unacceptable from their parents.
This could go both ways when a student who doesn't know the material could copy of the internet or a friend then get placed in a class that they don't understand and not learn anything. Kids are no different and, in fact, their immaturity may make grading motivating factors even more important to their accomplishments. Your examples work against you. And do they really do any good? Just yesterday I was having coffee with a friend who teaches English at a respected public high school in a university town, the kind of school that routinely sends graduates to Cal and Stanford and the Ivies. But based on my own experiences from elementary through graduate school, and much thought, I am convinced that grades are a dangerous and pernicious thing, and should be abolished. School was easy for me.