Sure, That'll Help: Major Calif. School Districts Getting Rid of 'F' Grades, Limiting 'D' Grades

Nick Kangadis | December 9, 2021
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It’s almost as if the far-left wants future generations of children to grow up stupid. I guess it’s not that surprising considering these are the same people who thought the Common Core curriculum was a good idea. Then again, you could thank people like former President George W. Bush for setting the precedent of low expectations when he enacted the No Child Left Behind policy during his tenure. 

Or we could simply chalk up a ridiculous move like the one school districts in California made recently as California being California.

A bunch of huge school districts in California have decided that it’s a great idea to give less “D” grades to students, as well as completely eliminate “F” grades.

You read that correctly.

According to Bay City News (KRON 4):

Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified, San Diego Unified and other districts are phasing out grades below a C for high school students. If a student fails a test or doesn’t complete their homework, they’ll be able to retake the test and get more time to turn in assignments. The idea is to encourage students to learn the course material and not be derailed by a low grade that could potentially disqualify them from admission to the University of California and California State University. Students who don’t learn the material, pass the final exam or finish homework by the end of the semester would earn an “incomplete.”[…]

Although education reform advocates have been pushing for this for years, the pandemic offered an opportunity for districts to put it into action. With so many students languishing academically after a year of distance learning, districts see dropping D’s and F’s as a way to help students who had been most impacted by the pandemic, especially Black, Latino and low-income students.

Holy racist, Batman!

So, they’re basically saying that since they don’t think “Black, Latino and low-income students” can avoid getting crappy grades, they’ll just eliminate said crappy grades in order to compensate for their lack of comprehension? 

How is that not racist? I mean, to point out those particular students when it wasn’t necessary to justify the move is the height of racism. 

Regardless, I’m not quite sure how this move helps anyone. It doesn’t help the students, because it shields them from knowing what failure feels like. And how can one succeed without knowing the lessons that failure can teach you? 

Quick answer? It doesn’t.

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