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Should teachers be allowed to give zeros?
Tue, September 11, 2012

An Edmonton high school teacher suspended for giving zeros is contemplating retirement.


Full story: Zero-grade teacher may retire


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The students at that private school that just hired him (at considerably MORE than he was making before)had better make sure they turn in THEIR assignments.
Pragmatic, 2012-09-27 17:54:47

Schools are there to teach kids the fundamentals, reading, writing and arithmatic plus responsibility which includes being responsible for your actions. Here you have parents at home trying to teach their kids consequences like, "if you don't mow the lawn you can't go to the show", Then they go to school and get, "oh don't worry about doing your work you'll pass anyways". Out kids aren't stupid, most don't even agree with this way of thinking. Keep it up school boards and keep teaching them they'll get everything for nothing and be political correct always and don't think for yourself and whatever you enter you win, attitude and this generation is not only going to be fatter than any previous, die at an earlier age than their parents but also be very stupid and inadequate for anything.


Redneck Larry, 2012-09-20 20:47:22

"When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great,

but when government takes all the reward away,

no one will try or want to succeed"
CliffStir, 2012-09-20 13:32:01

i had the quote of the century here, but it was rejected. Im not a boomer and neither were my parents. All ive seen of them is getting paid alot to scrawl Xs next to wrong answers. teachers AND politicians. union workers and election results. get it ? no
why canada is in debt 101, 2012-09-19 19:10:28

When your school is only about brainwashing and indoctrinating students into socialism, and political correctness, then it does not matter is they pass or fail!


Henry, 2012-09-19 10:53:49

We continue to fail as educators and parents by allowing our youth to think they are invincible and can get whatever they want. Everyone wants there child to succeed but when we and educators continue to protect them by not allowing them to fail, what have they learned? "it's ok to do no work, to lie, to cheat, to steal" because there are no consequences for their actions.
Dale, 2012-09-19 08:42:02

Yes teachers should be able to give zeros. In my day they gave zeros how is a child suppose to learn anything if he is coddled by a school board system.
eve thordarson, 2012-09-19 07:34:03

The School Boards are setting our kids up for faliure in the real world, they will count on getting a pay cheque for no work too.
Maureen Osborne, 2012-09-16 11:39:22

jim Hickey, 2012-09-15 16:51:47 Posted: "Clean out the school board."

Public school Boards are populated, everywhere, with socialist NDP and Liberal wackos.
Not_the_Daddy, 2012-09-16 09:49:53

This action teaches-Don't tell the truth. This is sick. An honest teacher is fired?? Clean out the school board. they are dsihonest and teaching kids the wrong message. Jim
jim Hickey, 2012-09-15 16:51:47

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