Friday, August 27, 2004

Grading attitude

Editorial, Sun Journal, Aug. 27:

Middle and high school students in Poland will find a new grade on report cards this year. Teachers will be giving students marks for effort and attitude.

At first blush, we were put off by the idea of grading students for their effort and attitude. We didn't like the idea that a sour disposition could hurt an otherwise bright student's grades or be used as a blunt tool to get students to march in lock step.

But ultimately the idea has merit. ... http://www.sunjournal.com/opinion/ourview/20040827082.php

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