Teachers spent hours this past quarter trying to teach long distance. All of it was a waste of time. This is what the school districts of Florida are doing. Students who did nothing but go to the beach for the last three months are not paying any sort of price. They missed a quarter of the school year, but their diploma will look just like the students who actually worked. So students who spend the lockdown driving around the county doing drive by shootings will get the same grades as the ones who actually did what they were supposed to do.
Grantham said Alex Cole, an Informational Technology employee, created a program that will inspect each student’s grades. The program will replace the fourth nine weeks grade with the third nine weeks grade, if it dropped, automatically. The program will also recalculate the overall grade after grades were changed.
Education in this country is nothing but babysitting because that is what the parents want. Grades are supposed to reflect whether or not a student learned what they were supposed to learn. Giving them free grades, schools might as well close and just mail diplomas to everyone.