Things I Just Don’t Understand (part 4)

I remember when I was in school (and considering college and post graduate work I’ve been in school a long time) whether you didn’t do your work and pass the tests you or you turned in every assignment, studied and passed exams, either way, you earned a grade.  Some got A’s and B’s and yes, some people actually earned an F.  In fact, I often told students who asked me to pray for their exams that they would get the grade they deserved instead of that they’d get an A.

So I don’t understand what goofball came up with the idea that schools shouldn’t give F’s and should institute a “no-fail” policy.  I was reminded of this when I saw this article today.  I’m guessing there’s a reason that the high school drop out rate is around 30% in the US and it’s not because students don’t get enough “do overs.”  I mean seriously – do people really think that not allowing students to fail prepares them for the real world?  Are you kidding me?  Whoever came up with that idea deserves their own “F.”  I just don’t understand the reasoning behind lowering the standards so the kids who don’t measure up can feel better about failing.  Somebody please explain this to me.


  1. Joey April 29, 2009
  2. Dean Hewitt April 27, 2009
  3. The Nassars April 27, 2009
  4. josie April 27, 2009
  5. Shannon Wallace April 27, 2009

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