Just give participation trophies through medical school. Surfing on your phone in class and not doing your homework? No problem. When some leftard says the thing that public schools need is more money then you know how much they actually do care about public education. Defund the public schools should be the mantra of Black Lies Movement. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: San Diego Unified School District Changes Grading System to ‘Combat Racism.’
According to data presented by the district, under the old grading system, teachers fail minority students more than White students – a lot more.
During the first semester of last year, 30% of all D or F grades were given to English learners. One in four, 25%, of failing marks went to students with disabilities.
By ethnicity, 23% went to Native Americans. Another 23% of failing grades went to Hispanics. And 20% of D or F grades went to Black students.
By comparison, just 7% of failing marks went to White students.
In an effort to change that racial imbalance, the school board voted unanimously this week to make several big changes to its grading system.
Academic grades will now focus on mastery of the material, not a yearly average, which board members say penalizes students who get a slow start, or who struggle at points throughout the year.
Another big change, teachers can no longer consider non-material factors when grading. Things like turning work in on time and classroom behavior will now instead count towards a student’s citizenship grade, not their academic grade.