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#31 JoeyJoeJoeJr. Shabadoo

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:57 PM

BC teachers are free to give zeros to students says Vancouver Sun Article.

http://www.vancouver...6617/story.html

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.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:48 PM

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.


WOW! Kids are going to be screwed in the real world with mandates like this. :picard:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

I live near Edmonton and graduated in June. The ones who took advantage of this policy are either back in high school right now, still unemployed, or working menial entry level jobs. This teacher being fired is usually a topic on some radio stations, where everyone that calls in disagrees with the policy that teachers are forced to abide by. Basically it creates the illusion that these students can succeed in life with no effort. I think it is just to get kids out of school where they can't be put in a position to apply for post secondary, but to get a job that requires a high school diploma.
I disagree with the policy, but its just how it is I guess..

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

Failing to comply with a direct order is a reason to be fired. I just hope he received a nice severance cheque from the school district.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

Remember the good old days when teachers handed out zeros, parents hit their kids, kids respected their elders and we played outside and had fun?

I miss those days.

Edited by The Hornet, 18 September 2012 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

Kids are in for a real eye opener when they hit adulthood.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:46 PM

WOW! Kids are going to be screwed in the real world with mandates like this. :picard:


I wouldn't say screwed - they'll learn the hard way.

Unfortunately, there is the hard way (which could all be avoided)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:26 PM

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.

Really! Interesting..
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

Remember the good old days when teachers handed out zeros, parents hit their kids, kids respected their elders and we played outside and had fun?

I miss those days.


oh the memories...

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#40 JoeyJoeJoeJr. Shabadoo

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:08 AM

Really! Interesting..


I was worried about this. Don't go getting any big ideas punk.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

I was worried about this. Don't go getting any big ideas punk.

No worries. I teach post secondary so don't know things at BCTF level.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

Back in my day...

Edited by CAPSLOCK, 19 September 2012 - 12:38 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:18 PM


UPDATE:




Dorval lands a new teaching job at local private school


A local teacher, recently fired from Edmonton Public Schools after violating the "no-zero" policy at a local high school, has a new job.

Lynden Dorval will be teaching physics at Tempo School, a private school for kindergarten to grade 12, located in the Riverbend area.

Dorval said the school has a solid reputation for academic achievement.

"They give zeroes." Dorval tells CTV News. "They made it very clear up front that they do give zeroes at that school. It's a very good school -- very high academics ... very high achieving students."

The headmaster of the school said teachers are given the responsibility to mark students as they see fit, with no school-wide policy governing marking student assignments.

“Our grading policy, our evaluation policy is by and large set by teachers, and it varies from teach to teacher,” Headmaster Peter Mitchell said.

Parents of students at the school are applauding the school’s choice.

“We value teachers that are supportive of education and high academic standards,” Anila Joy, parent of three students at Tempo School said.

“I think he did what he thought was right,” Phyllis Cohen, a grandmother of four Tempo students said. “I totally agree.”

Now, after Dorval became a household name for his fight – the spotlight is now giving Tempo some publicity.

“I’ve had e-mails from people I’ve never met in my inbox this morning,” Mitchell said.

Dorval's new job will start on the day after his termination from the public school district takes effect in mid-October.

“I’m going to be very happy to at least do some teaching, to have some normalcy to my life,” Dorval said. “I don’t regret it.”

In the meantime, he still plans to appeal the Edmonton Public School Board's decision to let him go.


http://edmonton.ctvn...school-1.962293

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

Remember the good old days when teachers handed out zeros, parents hit their kids, kids respected their elders and we played outside and had fun?

I miss those days.


First it was pensions I was worried about, now I fear that when I have kids, parents won't be able to smack them around for lip anymore.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

I missed a lab (and therefore the quiz) last week and got a zero.

I think I'm going to bring this up to my prof.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:40 AM

I missed a lab (and therefore the quiz) last week and got a zero.

I think I'm going to bring this up to my prof.


be prepared to get laughed at

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