Reading · Writing

The ‘Case Against Grades’

Since the beginning of the public education system, both teachers and educators have used the grading process to analyze a student and henceforth used that number to characterize that student.  While it has worked for the most part thus far, it has always been in a constant need for improvements and fixes.  Alfie Kohn describes it as being a “huge noisy, fuel-guzzling, smoke-belching machine that constantly requires repairs and new parts”, and while that’s right on point, I would also add the biggest cause of stress and worry in a child’s life.  Kohn presents to us many solutions to this nuisance of a problem, and maybe it’s time we all started listening.

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