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    My daughter and school

    Back in the day, when I went to school, I had to walk uphill.....ok, this is not one of those threads.

    My daughter presented me with a paper to sign that was given to her by one of her instructors. Apparently they grade kids on assignment, effort, and participation.

    back in the day, you either did the assignment or you didn't. And you either received an A for getting 10/10 correct or an F for getting a 0/10. WTF does effort have to do with the assignment? If you receive a 10/10 on your assignment then that means you put forth some effort, but what if you didn't, what if the assignment was so easy that a 10/10 was a no-brainer...than it would be assumed that you still put forth effort when you actually didn't. And then we come to participation. Participation in what, the assignment, learning, classroom discussion?

    I don't give a rats-a$$ how she gets an A (as long as it is not a cheated A). All of these "effort" and "participation" grades seem ridiculous to me. I always thought "effort" and "participation" were behavioral grades, not letter grades.

    What I see is Tommy, who is a good kid, but not to smart, putting forth a lot of effort, and for that effort, when he should have received a c-, received a B, because the instructor thought he tried real hard. Can anyone say grade manipulation! They send these potentially inaccurate stats to the FED's, so that they can create likely inaccurate statistics on student grades.

    That's it, I am switching sides, I am a Republican...ok, maybe not. Hopefully you get what I am saying though.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Was this Washington state public school? It sounds like something they would do for their WASL test scam. That WASL is a joke. I'd rant and rave about it for days if I had the time.

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    Why not just ask the teacher to explain it all to you? There might actually be a good reason behind their grading technique on that particular assignment and the associated critera for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK View Post
    Why not just ask the teacher to explain it all to you? There might actually be a good reason behind their grading technique on that particular assignment and the associated critera for it.
    Yea the socialization of our students.....

    Don't become a republican please, I beg you , Libertarian would be O.K. though.

    No school system is frustrating, I can't tell you how many lectures I've had to give teachers and principals.

    The latest was a paper describing what political parties meant, it subtly painted anyone but Liberals/Democrats as foolish. Of course my call will go unheaded, and they will continue to do so, I gave them a big lecture on how it is not the school's job to indoctrinate my child on political beliefs.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    No, the school is in Utah. I think it's a scam.

    The guidelines for grading seem to be part of all assignments. I understand that there are group assignments which naturally would require each individual to do their part.

    As far as political beliefs being taught in school, or in college textbooks, I am probably more left than anything, and I admit, the textbooks lean hard left from time to time. Rarely will I read anything that tilts tot he right. It actually irritates me when I come across blatant left-wing rhetoric in the pages of my textbooks.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beretta92FSLady View Post
    No, the school is in Utah. I think it's a scam.

    The guidelines for grading seem to be part of all assignments. I understand that there are group assignments which naturally would require each individual to do their part.

    As far as political beliefs being taught in school, or in college textbooks, I am probably more left than anything, and I admit, the textbooks lean hard left from time to time. Rarely will I read anything that tilts tot he right. It actually irritates me when I come across blatant left-wing rhetoric in the pages of my textbooks.
    There are some things that is up to the parents to decide.

    A good book to read is Lies My Teacher Told Me. By James Loewen.

    I Don't agree with all his assessments and he clearly isn't a "right" thinking person, but it shows how full of propaganda our "history" and schools are.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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