Edmonton teacher faces termination hearing for giving zeros to students

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    Board resumes effort to fire Lynden Dorval for ignoring no-zero policy | Canada | News | National Post

    Oh Canada
     
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    So what is the new zero?
     
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    this :)
     
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    I am a firm believer of keeping standards high and following the rules as schools are the first authority students come into contact with and ultimately find themselves following the rules of society in general so they had better get used to it. But the teacher may have gone a step too far, for giving a zero for incomplete work, he didn't give credit for work completed.

    If a test was not completed, any questions not answered would naturally be marked wrong, bringing the grade down. That could result in an "F", but likely not a zero. Same with assignments. They are still facing the consequences of their actions. If the assignment or test was not attempted at all, by Goodness, a zero was earned.

    So, the "No Zero" Policy is ludicrous on the part of the board. If an assignment was not done, a Zero is the appropriate grade. But at the sme time, a partially attempted assignment should have partial credit, although most likely a drastically lowered grade. No playing games with the student, He earns what he gets.
     
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    A teacher being fired? Republicans must be so "proud".

    Romney - fewer teachers a "good" thing.
     
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    There are no Republicans in Canada that vote for Canada. But then you and reality are not quite together are you dumb ass?
     
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    Yeah, Romney and Republicans are real concerned about Canada.

    :lmao:
     
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    Canadian education? Who cares? They don't even speak the same language. Eh?
     
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    This is how fucked up the unions are when firing a teacher. A teacher here in Jacksonville a few years ago was suspected of being a child molester .. Did they fire him. NO they moved him to another school a elementary school at that. This year he got got caught MOLESTING a child. They still did not fire him right away they had to have a meeting. He was arrested and they still had to have a meeting to see if it was OK to fire a child molester .. So UNIONS support child molestation over children..
     
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    you brought down the CPS test scores all by yourself
     

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