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Thread: Progressive Grading in School

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    as a side note, it looks like so far 15 out of 15 voters all hate poor black children. I guess I had thought we were passed that as a nation.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    No.

    Reasoning: It's an idea for retards.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    as a side note, it looks like so far 15 out of 15 voters all hate poor black children. I guess I had thought we were passed that as a nation.
    This is an interesting conclusion.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It's a tough place to be as a teacher. There are students who need a TON of help and those that can pretty much do anything on their own. I feel like many kids get ignored because the teacher is spending all of her time with either the troublemakers or the ones that are way behind. I go back to the parents every time. If more parents cared about their kids' education we wouldn't have so many problems in school. The breakdown of the family is THE main problem. But how do we fix that?
    Put the stupid kids and the trouble makers and the smart kids in three different classes.

    If the troublemakers won't change, put them on the street, or in jail, as appropriate.

    For the stupid ones, evaluate if there's any sensein trying to teach them. Some people are born to push brooms. That's the reality of life, it's foolish to deny it.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To detractors, would it not allow for those on the lower end to graduate and gain access to higher paying jobs?
    When they haven't earned the privilege, and when those that had demonstrated the abilities are punished by havng to compete with people dishonestly banking on grades they haven't earned?

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Because that is robbing those kids you are giving those grades too of an education. Like I said, it should be harder to graduate, not easier.
    "Progressive" taxation is robbing those men who earned it of the money they deserve.

    It should be harder to to take money from people, not easier.

    No one else deserves the money people earned, no matter how jealous you are of their accomplishments.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    "Progressive" taxation is robbing those men who earned it of the money they deserve.

    It should be harder to to take money from people, not easier.

    No one else deserves the money people earned, no matter how jealous you are of their accomplishments.
    Completely different subject. Any comparison to be made is a shallow one.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    When they haven't earned the privilege, and when those that had demonstrated the abilities are punished by havng to compete with people dishonestly banking on grades they haven't earned?
    More than grades, it comes down to different levels of competency. If we did this, we might as well get rid of college, since half of the value of a degree is in the signaling effect.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    More than grades, it comes down to different levels of competency. If we did this, we might as well get rid of college, since half of the value of a degree is in the signaling effect.
    Ultimately, some of the value created by public education this country is that it contains a bit of a leveling effect for society (which could be better, I will admit, but as it is it certainly does help) in that no matter your background, you at least have a shot at getting enough of an education to compete on a more even level with those who may have been born under better circumstances (again its not perfect, I know). However, education is the platform and grades are the outcome, and that outcome helps to promote a meritocracy in this country, where people can compete based on their ability and not their wealth, position, or resources.

    Entrenched wealth has the opposite effect. A wealthy person does not have to perform as well to receive benefit because their money is able to do a lot of their work for them through investment. Meaning a person with a lot to invest does not have to be as intelligent or work as hard to succeed.

    Because of this and the differences in use for the resources of education and wealth, the comparison raised by the OP does not really point anything useful out.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This is an interesting conclusion.
    the plan is designed to give something to poor minority students. 15 of 15 people oppose giving that something to those students. obviously they are against those students.


    that's the way the logic works, right? we're balancing the grade bell curve on the backs of the disadvantaged? unfairly tilting grade allocation in the favor of an elite few?

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