Saturday, June 9, 2007

Pass The Students, AT ALL COSTS

Canada has the same problems as teachers in the USA.

In my school, we have an "unofficial" rule that no more than 10% of the students under your direction can fail.

If they do, the teacher will get called in and asked what they are doing to raise the passing rate.

I guess we ARE preparing them for the future. A future of poverty and little success.

4 comments:

Ol' BC said...

It is all part of enlarging the "dependent on government" class. The process started a long time ago and continues today (i.e. the immigration issue). There is more than one way to insure it.

Law and Order Teacher said...

I don't know if you saw the post by Chanman with the video from the Simpson's. What was scary is I know that teacher and that mindset. As I said on his sight, the most valuable lesson we teachers can give our students, is that mistakes happen, now learn from them.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Sorry, "brain cramp", I meant "SITE"

Chanman said...

My infamous third period class currently has 21 F's out of 31 students. Most of those F's are of the 40%-and-below variety, meaning that those students tried very hard to get as low a grade as possible.

I have never been called to task for having too many failing students, but I am wondering if this might be my first.

I have given them every opportunity to be successful, but when they won't do the homework, the classwork, or attempt any extra credit, what else can I do?

Frustrating.