Tennessee school reportedly instructs teachers to dump bad grades2/13/2013
A taypayer-funded, for-profit online Tennessee public school may have found a novel way to boost student achievement: delete failing grades from its records. That's what Tennessee Virtual Academy seems to have told teachers to do in an urgent email that began, "After ... looking at so many failing grades, we need to make some changes." The email goes on to advise teachers to erase bad grades so computer records show only good ones. State Rep. Gloria Johnson, a teacher at another school, calls it blatant grade-fixing. "Does it talk about [making] changes in curriculum … [or] teaching strategy? No," Johnson said. She gives the school an "F" on the smell test — and don't try to delete that. [Source]
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