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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
    But you don't need a A average or 4.0 to graduate, why not spread it to those that need it?
    Because they didn't earn it.


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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    But you don't need a A average or 4.0 to graduate, why not spread it to those that need it?
    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.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    But you don't need a A average or 4.0 to graduate, why not spread it to those that need it?
    How far do you think this analogy carries? The economy and its rules and relationships are more complicated than the egalitarian arrangement of public education.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    How far do you think this analogy carries? The economy and its rules and relationships are more complicated than a classroom. The economy isn't deliberately as egalitarian as possible.
    I'm not so sure about that.
    It seems inconsistent to me that one form is "cheating, stealing, etc" while another is fair.

    Surely there are students who cheat in school, in fact at times there are a great many who "cheat" through, privileges of parents, income, actual cheating, etc.

    Why is one excusable and the other not?
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    This isn't a trap thread
    Yeah, it is.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Yeah, it is.
    If it were a trap I'd be making it a bit harder to decipher the meaning.
    I am asking this question as a sincere attempt to make people think about what they support.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not so sure about that.
    It seems inconsistent to me that one form is "cheating, stealing, etc" while another is fair.

    Surely there are students who cheat in school, in fact at times there are a great many who "cheat" through, privileges of parents, income, actual cheating, etc.

    Why is one excusable and the other not?
    Public education is egalitarian. The best advantage one can obtain is sitting closer to the teacher, and the school is kept up through a yearly allotment of tax dollars drawn from the entire community, so no child or family is decisively more responsible for the existence of the school than any other child or family.

    Economies are not egalitarian. For example, the military makes up only a fraction of the market, but the existence of the institution provides order and security that gives the population the confidence needed to take part in other realms of the market. That's why veterans enjoy a list of tax payer funded benefits civilians don't.

    Other forms of welfare have their own justifications, justifications that would be hard to make in a classroom environment, which again, is principally egalitarian.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If it were a trap I'd be making it a bit harder to decipher the meaning.
    I am asking this question as a sincere attempt to make people think about what they support.
    It's a trap because there is no real connection between the two things you are trying to make analogous. It's like comparing apples and airplanes.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    It's a trap because there is no real connection between the two things you are trying to make analogous. It's like comparing apples and airplanes.
    Not really.

    Both are measurements earned through work, yet one is acceptable to redistribute.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Public education is egalitarian. The best advantage one can obtain is sitting closer to the teacher, and the school is kept up through a yearly allotment of tax dollars drawn from the entire community, so no child or family is decisively more responsible for the existence of the school than any other child or family.

    Economies are not egalitarian. For example, the military makes up only a fraction of the market, but the existence of the institution provides order and security that gives the population the confidence needed to take part in other realms of the market. That's why veterans enjoy a list of tax payer funded benefits civilians don't.

    Other forms of welfare have their own justifications, justifications that would be hard to make in a classroom environment, which again, is principally egalitarian.
    Public education is not egalitarian, not at all.

    This is most persistent through the individual district funding.
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