Be a Hero, Give a Zero

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An eighth-grade history teacher in South Florida has been fired for giving a student “zero credit” for homework that he didn’t bother to hand in (

Your school tax dollars at work.

See, the school has a “policy”–that’s educationese for “no thinking”–that the lowest possible grade you can give is 50: half credit. One of the students was moved to wonder, “Half credit for doing nothing?”

It’s called preparing them for college, where they can get full credit for doing nothing.

Workplaces that have policies as asinine as that soon go out of business. Because no work gets done.

Hey, America, we’re “educating” ourselves to death! Training a whole generation to be wastes of space is not going to turn out well.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “Be a Hero, Give a Zero

  • Linda Sorci, ac

    Idiots are much more easily controlled than the educated. Control is the goal.



    That school does believe in zero…not for students but for teachers who do their job right, its zero salary.


  • Unknowable

    Sickening. I’m a soft hearted guy, sometimes to a fault, but I’ve learned that there’s a difference between being kind and being too kind. Giving something, anything, to someone no matter how little effort they put into a projects, is not wise. People value what they earn, not what they are given. A child that struggles, but eventually earns a C is a whole lot better off than a kid that puts in little effort, but is given an A, to “encourage” them.


  • Watchman

    That’s a recipe for mediocrity. Not to mention it doesn’t prepare them for the real world. In the real world you arn’t given breaks.


    • Unknowable

      I fear for the future. If the Last Days don’t wrap up soon, there will be some sorry times coming as more and more of these damaged young people hit the adult world.


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