Are fourth-graders too young to fail?

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    AllGov - News - Baton Rouge Teacher Sues for the Right to Give Students ?F?s

    Another dirty little secret makes the paper... Good luck Sheila.

    Many, many schools do not allow grades lower than a 60. Anyone see a problem with that?
     
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    Principal Shilonda Shamlin? After seeing how Little Rock Public Schools are run, that somehow makes sense.
     
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    Apparently if her students are making a "D" grade she not doing a good job teaching. maybe the school should look into replacing her.
     
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    Shameeka Goldenfarber agrreze.
    22 year old in Da fofe grade is a prollem
     
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    Speak english man, your in America now.
     
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    Actually, I'm not.
    I escaped Murkastan about six years ago.
    I will never ever return ,even to visit.
    I told my parents when they die, do it here or cancel my piece of cake.They're in their mid eighties.
     
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    This started years ago when students were found driving their jalopies to third grade. Seriously, we had boys in eight grade that drove. Two things changed this, one was leaving some students back made no sense as they only dropped out when they reached a certain age, and two, schools wanted students, some would leave for less strict schools. Today they pass everyone. Catholic school tolerates lots more than they used to as they want to compete with charter schools. But eventually only the well heeled will go to fancy private schools, they cost more than college used to.

    The time to leave students back is in the first grade by keeping them home for another year, but parents have to work so even this doesn't work any longer. America doesn't care about education, except to blame teachers and unions. Most still do not recognize it is the economic situation and the private or charter school that creates the better students.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/economy/50564-libertarianism-in-a-nutshell-ii.html
     
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    Most of these Inner City Schools are without "Hope"...

    They have been Destroyed via Generations of Liberal Policies that have Assumed, Reenforced and Rewarded Failure...

    Most of those Policies a Product of Misplaced White Liberal Guilt.

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    peace...
     
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    No, they aren't.

    This story sounds fishy. She's suing the school for damages because she claims the stress of the job caused her a serious heart condition.

    Uh huh.
     
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    Honest question:

    At what point do the elementary school start assigning grades and percentages? Its been a while since I looked through my old report cards, and my son is only in pre-school, but I seem to recall that report cards were marked based on progress up until a certain point, i.e. no A,B,C,D,F ratings, but instead "Exceptional", "Satisfactory", "Unsatisfactory", "Needs Improvement".

    I'm not up on learning theory at the elementary level, so I'm not sure you're supposed to even assign grades at that point.
     

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