Okay, you’re a kid in public school, and you don’t bother to do your homework, you bomb every test and every quiz, you pay no attention in class (if you even bother to show up)–and what kind of grade would you expect?
Oh, heck! At least a “50,” just for existing.
Here’s a teacher in Florida (Florida!) who was fired for giving a student a Zero because he did no work at all. But then I remember a teacher who told me she knew some of her students were cheating on tests, but did nothing about it, just gave them C’s and passed ’em on… “because it’s easier that way.”
I hope there are enough kids being homeschooled to keep our civilization from collapsing.