It sounds like the policy change that allows students to ignore assignments without any penalty rates a grade of D. The end of the school year is just over the horizon and students — some students that is — are finding themselves in a bind with a stack of assignments to hand in a studying to do for final exams.
The policy eliminates the ability of teachers in the classroom to prod those students who will procrastinate whenever given the chance.
Almost all of them aren’t “troublemakers” — they just put things off as long as they can, when they can.
Who didn’t see that coming? Apparently those who made the decision to bring in the policy without consultation.
One of the problems is that those in the upper echelons of the school boards and the Department of Education are mostly overachievers and don’t quite understand the rest of us.
They were the ones in school who did all their assignments and more, studied hard, worked their butts off to get top grades and excelled in university.
Then there were the rest of us.
We went to school because we knew we had to if we wanted to make anything of ourselves in live.
We did the minimum amount of studying, put what we had to into assignments when pushed and got average marks.
Sounds like not much has changed with most students today.
They do what they are pushed to do for the most part.
The summer months will provide a good interlude for those in change of the policy to sit down and ponder what was accomplished — besides confusion and headaches.
Clever people they are, the conclusion should be simple.
Go back to the tried and true way of inspiring students to excel — or at least do their work on time.