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This may be outside your area of expertise, but one of our local high school principals has adopted the following grading policy. If a teacher has not made actual contact with a parent 3 times, then he/she CANNOT fail the student. In essence, if parent answers phone and talks to teacher - kid fails. If parent ignores teacher contact - kid passes automatically. Is this legal?

2011-01-10
K. Dunlap
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I am not sure if it is legal but it is illogical because whether a student passes or fails
should depend on the quality and sufficiency of the body of evidence the student
produces, not whether a teacher makes contact with a parent. I applaud the principal's
intent to require/promote more communication with parents but I think this is the wrong
way to achieve it.

 

 

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