Teacher fired for refusing to give students a score of 50% on assignments they failed to turn in.

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    Florida teacher says she was fired for refusing to give students partial credit on an assignment they didn't turn in

    A teacher in Port St. Lucie, Fla., says that she was fired for refusing to give students partial credit for work they did not turn in to her.

    According to WCMH, after many students didn’t hand in an Explorer Notebook project, Diana Tirado, an eighth-grade history teacher at West Gate, gave them a zero for a grade. According to Tirado, she was let go because of the school’s no-zero policy, allegedly included in the student and parent handbook.

    “But what if they don’t turn it in, and they say we’ll give them a 50. Oh no we don’t,” Tirado told WCMH.

    Tirado, who was still in her probationary period, was terminated from her position on Sept. 14. However, no clause was mentioned in the letter from the principal.

    According to WFTV, a chief information officer for West Gate said in a statement: “There is no district or individual school policy prohibiting teachers from recording a grade of zero for work not turned in. The district’s uniform grading system utilizes letter grades A-F, numerical grades 100 to zero and grade point averages from four to zero.”

    Tirado, who says, “Teaching is a calling for me,” claims she was told never to give a student a zero.

    “I’m so upset, because we have a nation of kids that are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up, and it’s not real,” the teacher said.

    On Tirado’s last day, she wrote a message on her whiteboard to the students and posted it on Facebook...

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    Sadly, these kids will grow up, get a job, not show up for work, and then be totally clueless as to why their first paycheck isn't at least 50% .... :cool:
     
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    This is the problem of what happens when POLITICIANS start getting involved in education.

    The worst two things educators have to deal with are

    1) bosses who haven't got a clue what the fuck their doing and;

    2) Parents who haven't got a fucking clue what's going on.
     
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    What a hot flaming mess of a district. They can't even have a uniform policy on GRADING and have in writing two different policies--one says you CAN give a zero and the other in the school handbook says no grades less than 50% (which is ridiculous).

    That's just a mess. I feel bad for the teacher, but maybe she can get a job in a better district.
     
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    I bet a private school scoops her up after hearing about this. Good on her! Both she, and her students deserve better than this school offers.
     
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    I don't know about Florida, but my state passed a law to have a 10 point grading scale to conform to the grade scale used by most of the nation. 60 to 69 is a D. If the lowest grade possible on an assignment is a 50, it is almost impossible to not obtain a passing average.
     
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    Some private schools are better. Some are not.
     
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    Buyer beware. I’d wager to say that the large majority of private schools offer a much better education than the large majority of government schools. And when it comes to private schools; the parent, as a consumer gets to choose. So a little research is all it takes. Home schooled children fare much better on average, than the average government school. Not to mention it enrages the left to no end when they are denied access to other people’s children.
     
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    The school district claims that isn't the reason she was let go. something to do with her being a temp.
     
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    More appropriately...
    “This is the problem of what happens when THE GOVERNMENT starts getting involved in education”.
     
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