BC teachers are free to give zeros to students says Vancouver Sun Article.
Its up to the teacher say BCTF president Susan Lambert.
In BC teachers may be able to give out zeros but there is a mandate in regard to late work. Teachers must accept work from students, regardless of dealines or reasons, and students cannot be assessed late marks or any other penalty for doing so. Students are assessed an "incomplete" mark until the missing assignments are handed in. Education in BC is currently trending towards catering to lowest common denominator and a 100% graduation rate. Apparently accountability is not very high on the list of priorities.