Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Equity Grading - what is it?

Many parents have not yet heard of "equity grading". Here is a partial description:

- Removing late penalties for homework assignments,
- Not allowing students to earn extra credit;
- Allowing unlimited redoes of assignments; 
- Eliminating grading on homework assignments. 

Those came from today's FoxNews article titled "Virginia teachers fire back after school district mulls implementing more 'equitable' grading system"   Click on the link to read the article.

What else is it? Issuing a minimum grade of (for example, 40), rather than a zero on a test. Why? Because a zero creates a bar that can hardly be overcome to achieve a passing grade in a class.

What else is it? Do you have other examples of "equity grading"? Put examples in the Comments box below.

I guess there's yet another way to grade. Just give everyone an A at the beginning of the grading period. If the student doesn't get expelled, that's his grade. Are we coming to this?

Book in Richland 2?

Does anyone know whether the book Gender Queer, by Maia Kobabe,

is located in any libraries or classrooms of Richland 2 schools?

For whatever reason (I'm afraid to ask) the Richland County Library has four copies and an e-book.

When is the last time that the Library purchased four (4) copies of a popular Conservative book?

That book is $24.99 (hardcover) on Amazon. Why would the library system waste such money? Glance at the book on Amazon or check it out. Is it in Richland 2 libraries or classrooms? 

Gallup Polls determined that 5.6% of the U.S. adult population identified as LGBT. Is this what you want the world taken over by?

Look at other book purchases by the Richland Library:

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen (4 copies)

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish (3 copies)


Should the Public (You!!!) get more involved in the Richland Library's book selections?

And then take a moment to read this article:  "Teacher uses Dr Seuss-style poem to mock Christian parents at board meeting. It does NOT go over well."

That "instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock (Texas) Independent School District (ISD)" ought to be fired. How many like that employee are right here in Richland 2?