This oughta produce some real fine, productive members of society

| October 19, 2020

San Diego Unifed schools will be removing “non-academic factors” from student’s grades. Non-academic factors include class behavior, tardiness, turning in homework late. They’ll also be given repeated chances to redo failed work so they can show progress in “mastery of standards.” Why would the public school system in San Diego want to turn out graduates who can’t perform as responsible adults? Racism. Apparently their data shows that the white kids behave better, turn in papers on time, and don’t have extra responsibilities at home that impact their abilities to learn. It sounds pretty racist to me that they’re saying black, Native, and Hispanic kids can’t be expected to turn work in on time or need a Mulligan to do good on a test. But what do I know?

Starting this school year San Diego Unified will eliminate non-academic factors, such as student behavior, from academic grades, following a unanimous vote by the school board Tuesday to overhaul the district’s grading practices.

The changes are partly to address racial and other disparities in current grading practices, officials said.

District data have shown that Black, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander high school students are significantly more likely to be given D and F grades.

Black students received D or F grades 20 percent of the time and Hispanic students received them 23 percent of the time, while White students received them 7 percent of the time and Asian students received them 6 percent of the time, according to data from the first semester of the last school year. The districtwide average for D and F grades was 16 percent.

Meanwhile students with disabilities and English learners were given D and F grades 25 percent and 30 percent of the time, respectively.

Experts, teachers and students have said that including non-academic factors into grades and not giving students second chances to learn or make progress can contribute to unfair disparities in grades.

For example, a student may have struggles related to home or other responsibilities that impact their ability to turn in work on time or learn content before a test. Common grading practices such as averaging a student’s grade over time can disadvantage students who started the year behind grade level and can discredit the progress a student has made, experts have said.

With the new policy adopted Tuesday, academic grades will only be about showing progress toward “mastery of standards,” rather than rewarding students for completing a certain quantity of work, according to San Diego Unified’s new grading policy, which will be implemented over this year and next.

This approach is called “standards-based grading,” which has been the norm for elementary grades in San Diego Unified for years, said Kisha Borden, president of the teachers union. The changes approved Tuesday will primarily impact middle and high school students.

Students will no longer be docked in their academic grades for turning work in late or other factors related to work habits. Those aspects of student behavior will be judged in a separate citizenship grade.

Rather than getting one chance to get a good grade, students will be given additional chances to revise their work and show improvement.

The absolute best part is what happens when a student gets caught cheating. Have a cocktail ready, because this will anger up the blood something fierce.

Under the new grading policy, when a student is caught cheating, schools must give the student a chance to reflect on what he or she did, repair trust and receive counseling or other help.

This is the Apu Nahasapeemapetilon school of child discipline.

School Board President John Lee Evans said;

“Our current grading system is working very well for what it was intended to do, and what it was intended to do was to classify students and to put them into categories and basically push them in a certain direction.”

Well if it ain’t broke, then why you trying to fix it, Buddy? Apparently we shouldn’t be pushing our kids in the direction of being able to act respectful, do their work on time, and not cheat.

Source; San Diego Tribune

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  1. Deckie says:

    Seriously why is California so chock full of retards?

    • rgr769 says:

      Demon cats have been breeding them for years. Plus, it has the largest number of illiterate illegals in the country.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    DAAAAYYYUUUUUMMM!!!! Mason please! You have got to start prefacing these kinda articles with the disclaimer of “Hey Gun Bunny this is gonna piss you off worse than a late Monday Recipe or a Thursday’s are for Cooking Thread”…”It may even make your blood pressure and heart rate spike as if it’s a Sunday Morning FGS Ms Thang.” Uneffingbelieveable. This one is going out to ALL of the teachers in the Gun Bunny Family, and there is a nice number. Again, we have GOT to stop asking, “How teh stoopid can they get?” It has become like a challenge to them. “Hold our beer and watch this!”

    And they wonder why “Little (stick ethnic name here) can’t read?” Or can’t act like a decent human being? NO PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS! And we, as a country, spend BILLIONS for the race to the bottom in education.

    And DO NOT get me started on that whole “…extra responsibilities at home….” GRRRRRRRRRRR I guess those extra responsibilities we had growing up was all part of the “White Privilege” I keep hearing about.

    Oh, and it is Monday, isn’t it? Asking for a friend.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Seriously, why is it that all the black kids* who were in the schools I went to turned into SMART kids and successful adults? (*They had no other schools to go do. No segregation, because no other schools. Sign of the times.)

    Why is the education system so chock full of biased know-nothing morons who should not be in charge of anything more important than handing out paper napkins at lunch time?

  4. Hack Stone says:

    These are the future doctors and engineers that will be treating us and erecting buildings and bridges that we may encounter. And these students won’t even be able to pass an exam for a minimum wage job at a fast food joint. They can only dream of making $15 an hour.

    I don’t see too many young Americans from San Diego meeting the minimum aptitude scores to enlist.

  5. Claw says:

    Working on the math right now to see how many more stock shares of Brawndo I’ll be able to buy with the 01 Jan 21 1.3% COLA increase./s

    • David says:

      well, it’s got electrolytes and shit…

      This reminds me of my school teacher daughter who while proctoring a public school test caught a student cheating… and SHE got in trouble. It wasn’t HIS fault, she should never have allowed him to even try to cheat?!? She since moved to a private Christian school and has been promoted to be a principal…. cheating on a final there can get you expelled. She is a lot happier.

  6. Devtun says:

    As speechwriter from Bush 43 admin once said ‘The soft bigotry of low expectations’.

    • Sparks says:

      Devtun, that is a great summation of this issue and I am glad you reminded me of it Brother.

      My only thought is, how much further will the expectations be lowered?

  7. SFC D says:

    Forgive me for thinking outside the box, but wouldn’t grading everyone on the same standard be… equitable? As in “equality”? Or does that word not mean what I think it means? I’m so un-woke.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Equity is the communist thing of equal assigned outcomes. In other words,

      Leveling the players, not the field.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Because personal responsibility and having to learn something is so “racist” or something…

  9. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    It’s another step in the implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). Here’s the linky thing to read up on it:

  10. Deckie says:

    Hell I remember getting graded not only based on homework and exams, but

    1.) Notebook/notes
    2.) Classroom conduct/respect
    3.) Attendance (“On Time is LATE!” they’d say)
    4.) Participation in discussions (with courtesy)

    Oh MY, the HORROR!!!

  11. Sapper3307 says:

    The future of law enforcement?

  12. Sparks says:

    “This approach is called “standards-based grading,”

    In other words, the standards will be lowered once again. And once again, down the road, they will be wondering why the minority kids are still falling behind and the white kids are still achieving.

    I went through the 5th grade with a kid who was there for his third time. Next year, he was the oldest kid in the school to graduate 6th grade. But he made it through and did well in junior and senior high.

    That is because we had standards and the kids were held to them. No free passes, no less work, no special help except from good teahers who mentored them.

    I knew California was a dumb state. Now they are making it dumber by an order of magnitutde. Orders of magnitute, that is something in mathematics they will never learn because it would be unfair for the white kids to do well and the minorities to just scratch their heads, if they can’t cheat off someone elses paper. So the answer is, just don’t teach higher mathematics. Keep it to add, subtract and multiply, maybe up the 6 times table, if they are lucky and real brainiacs.

    Please, oh please, whatever they do, just stay in California and don’t move near me! Stupid and ignorant is everywhere now and we don’t need more here!

    Just dealt with a young 20 something today at the ATT store. WOW! I mean, she was so dim, she had no refelction in her eyes. All she knew was the 800 number answer tree and beyond that, I got more information reading the backs of boxes and talking to the fucking walls. But she proudly wore her local community college graduate pin from 2015!

    • Hack Stone says:

      In the National Capital Region, a lot of the magnet schools are now using a lottery to select students because People Of Color are under represented in the school make up. Of course, in today’s climate of redefining words to meet the political correctness, Asian students are not considered to be “People Of Color”.

      And somehow these expectations of lower academic achievements will either bar the students that they are trying to help from going to college, or the colleges will have to lower their standards to allow more POC students, thereby making college degrees completely worthless.

  13. NHSparky says:

    And altogether now,

    “What a crock of horseshit.”

  14. Graybeard says:

    They are throwing the children under the school bus, then driving it back an forth over them.

    Most of these abused children will have a hard time becoming productive members of society – or stable adults.

    There is a special place in Hell for the folks who do this.

    • UpNorth says:

      But, they will be adults with dependence on government, from the first day of pre-school til they die. IOW, perfect dems.

  15. The Other Whitey says:

    Thank God I’m in east county. Our school district is nothing special, but they haven’t gone full retard like this.


  16. Skippy says:

    What a joke


  17. Deckie says:

    My father told me when he was in high school a student refused to stand for the pledge, the teacher (who survived multiple ships knocked out from under him in the merchant marine during the war) physically grabbed him and tossed him from the classroom. He was not permitted to return unless accompanied by his parents.

    Oh, they accompanied him back alright.. and beat his ass in front of the teacher and the class.

    I wish I grew up in the era of respect and pride.