Ok, I had to do a quick post. There’s an article on the front cover of the Ottawa Citizen this morning, “Tolerating cheaters deserves “F” for flaky”. Oh god….is this what we’ve come to?
…a new Ottawa public school board document now circulating among schools directs teachers and principals to bend over backwards to avoid penalizing cheaters. It takes a similarly permissive approach to late assignments.
It’s all part of a provincially-driven plan to make sure that the maximum number of people graduate from high school, even if it means lowering the bar so far that cheaters and the habitually tardy can still stumble over it.
Seriously, I’ve harped on this before. I feel like they lowered the bar enough in University. Now, they’re giving the green light for plagiarism and late assignments? Seriously, what’s wrong with our society? In France my friend got a 0.5 out of 20. Their answer to her complaints? Well…at least it wasn’t negative marks! They also couldn’t believe that we here in Canada always received high grades and no one failed. What lessons are we trying to teach our youth? Don’t worry, you can always succeed no matter how hard you don’t try. Failure happens. Get over it. Let’s teach youth that lesson and maybe they won’t grow up to be babies.
These kids are going to have some serious problems when they enter the work world and we’ll have the new “modern education system” to blame.