New standards-based grading policies are designed to reduce stress for struggling students. But many teachers say students are learning less because of the changes. She says complaining “doesn’t do any good and nothing ever changes”. Bob Greene asks teachers what they think about the new 50 percent minimum grading policy. One teacher says students should complain to their parents if they want something fixed.
The only hope for frustrated teachers, she says, is to organize into groups that push for change. That’s what happened at her alma mater Hillsdale High School in California.