Should students get credit for work not handed in?

 

Should students get credit for work not handed in?

When several students did not turn in their assignments, a teacher in Florida, Diana Tirado said she found out about a “no zeros” policy, in which the lowest possible grade allowed to be given is 50 percent. 

The policy is reflected in the student and parent handbook, Tirado said.

After being fired Diane wrote a message on her white board saying, "Bye, kids. Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in." 

"You were right about not giving people 50s, because why would you give them half credit for doing nothing?" a student wrote.

Tirado hopes her actions will motivate policy change and says she was told never to give a student a zero.

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