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Thread: Progressive Grading in School

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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?
    People who graduate have access to higher paying jobs because of their education, if you just give them the grades without the education, then you are devaluing the diploma, and also making your citizens idiots in the process.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    No, that's cheating.
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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?
    Yes. Does that mean they could successfully do the higher paying job? No. They have been short-changed on their education and, unless perhaps they are working in a huge bureaucracy, their employer will notice.

    But I have the feeling you have already considered this...

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Complete Disclosure.

    I am playing devil's advocate.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Complete Disclosure.

    I am playing devil's advocate.
    Has anyone thought this was a good idea?
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Has anyone thought this was a good idea?
    In other area's, yes.
    I thought it was apparent.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    In other area's, yes.
    I thought it was apparent.
    It other areas(such as taxes) a progressive system is just fine, but not for education, it makes no sense, and just robs people of an education. We should make it harder to graduate, not easier. A high graduation rate means jack **** if the graduates are idiots.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    This is a trap! Progressive income tax and grading aren't the same, Harry! DUH. What a dumb poll question!!!!

    Last edited by Josie; 04-30-11 at 02:40 AM.


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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    This isn't a trap thread and it's here to make you think.

    Would you support a system of grading, where the higher performing students have part of their grades distributed to lower performing students, in order for their (lower performing students) grades to be brought up to passing?

    This should be applied to all levels from Kindergarten-College/University.

    Explain your reasoning, behind your answer, please.
    Only if it was graded on a curve. Poor performers need incentive to keep the bar low for high performers.

    In seriousness, there's nothing in the "socio-political-economic" arrangements of a classroom that morally justifies such re-distribution. That's not necessarily true of civilization as a whole, if the effort the entire population puts into maintaining the pre-conditions of profitable activity is otherwise unrewarded. It's also not practical. High performers would immediately stop putting effort into their school work because their gains would become too small. That's not necessarily the situation of high earners in the market. High performers are bound to be part of an ever shrinking pool of diligent students, but there will usually be people willing to work for less than the high earners are accustomed to making. That's an important aspect of the global economy and the cause of job exportation.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It other areas(such as taxes) a progressive system is just fine, but not for education, it makes no sense, and just robs people of an education. We should make it harder to graduate, not easier. A high graduation rate means jack **** if the graduates are idiots.
    But you don't need a A average or 4.0 to graduate, why not spread it to those that need it?
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