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(WOODTV)   School district replaces "F" grades with "H". Must stand for "heckuva job, student"   (woodtv.com) divider line 117
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2008-12-03 06:09:00 PM
F becomes B very easy.

H can become A, but give your parents some credit.
 
2008-12-03 06:09:13 PM
FTA: We recognize that we have a higher-than-average dropout rate. Failure cannot be an option for students," Helmholdt said.

Like it or not, libs, someone has to grow up to flip burgers, vote Democrat.
 
2008-12-03 06:14:37 PM
We used to use E instead of F.
 
2008-12-03 06:19:54 PM
haemaker: F becomes B very easy.

H can become A, but give your parents some credit.


+1

my concern is that the F doesn't show up on transcripts or GPAs, so these students might be unfairly advantaged over others when it comes to college applications.
 
2008-12-03 06:21:38 PM
I don't understand the snark. If you screw up a class, they give you an opportunity to retake it. Improve, keep the better grade, don't bother trying, get an F.

I think schools are making it too easy overall, but this doesn't seem like a bad idea.
 
2008-12-03 06:25:33 PM
Hey farkettes, I would change the alphabet to put U and I together.
 
2008-12-03 06:29:41 PM
I hate this kind of crap.

My school district did away with letter grades the year before I started teaching. Now it's 1,2,3,4, and 5. I give "Fs," not "5s."

It's like that same bullshiat a few years ago when we teachers were encouraged to use purple pens instead of red pens for grading purposes, because purple was "less stressful" on kids. Are you frikkin kidding me?

You want "less stressful?" Here's a suggestion: take advantage of your education so you don't have to worry about asking everybody if they want fries with their order, or having to snake the toilet AGAIN!

I run my classroom like Judge Judy, and I don't apologize for it. And oddly enough, I'm one (not to toot my own trumpet, literally, as band teacher) of the favorite teachers on campus.

Kids CRAVE boundaries and high expectations. Set expectations high, and they will do anything to achieve.

"H" instead of "F"? Dumbasses.
 
2008-12-03 06:30:57 PM
Would've been the perfect headline with a fail tag.
 
2008-12-03 06:38:58 PM
'T' for Troll.
 
2008-12-03 07:05:21 PM
The Hailboat has arrived?
 
2008-12-03 07:37:07 PM
What ever happened to "E"?
 
2008-12-03 07:40:33 PM
Whoever had this great idea to begin with can go huck themselves.

Seriously. After you're done coddling all these mewling cabbages, I hope you get one as your doctor when you're 65.

Down with Nerfworld. Put the sharp corners back on shiat.

and you, ecmoRandomNumbers, with your "reality" and whatnot.... This is Fark, we'll have none of your good sense and reason here! Just use the proper color pen and the future is assured! Oh, and no one plays badly in your band... from here on in, please refer to them as "differently keyed".
 
2008-12-03 07:44:45 PM
madmann: Oh, and no one plays badly in your band... from here on in, please refer to them as "differently keyed".

Yoink. I just stole your term, and I might not ever give you credit for it. That's funny as hell.
 
2008-12-03 07:47:51 PM
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2008-12-03 07:50:04 PM
ecmoRandomNumbers: I run my classroom like Judge Judy, and I don't apologize for it. And oddly enough, I'm one (not to toot my own trumpet, literally, as band teacher) of the favorite teachers on campus.

I had a great band teacher, he would chuck whiteboard erasers at the kids who were goofing off. I was in the trumpet section, so I had to be sure to duck when he threw one at the percussionists behind me. Good times.
 
2008-12-03 07:50:53 PM
I kind of agree with the teachers union guy about teaching the kids to be responsible.
 
2008-12-03 07:52:04 PM
madmann: Down with Nerfworld. Put the sharp corners back on shiat.

And this. We are WAY overdue for a culling of our herd.
 
2008-12-03 07:56:34 PM
Crosshair: ecmoRandomNumbers: I run my classroom like Judge Judy, and I don't apologize for it. And oddly enough, I'm one (not to toot my own trumpet, literally, as band teacher) of the favorite teachers on campus.

I had a great band teacher, he would chuck whiteboard erasers at the kids who were goofing off. I was in the trumpet section, so I had to be sure to duck when he threw one at the percussionists behind me. Good times.


I had a math teacher who did that. His rule was that if he hit the wrong kid, the victim of his bad aim got to fire back at his fat ass.

Since I sat in front of a perpetual fark-up, and teacher's aim sucked, I got three opportunities to take out his smug, fat ass. I nailed that dick every time. I was sort of a class hero.

...given his bad aim, his policy probably encouraged more shenanigans than it deterred....
 
2008-12-03 08:03:15 PM
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2008-12-03 08:05:54 PM
Darconix: FTA: We recognize that we have a higher-than-average dropout rate. Failure cannot be an option for students," Helmholdt said.

Like it or not, libs, someone has to grow up to flip burgers, vote Democrat.


Nice try, troll. This is Grand Rapids, the reddest part of Michigan.
 
2008-12-03 08:06:34 PM
Put it in H, Mr. Simpson!
 
2008-12-03 08:07:05 PM
I'm gonna rename my erectile dysfunction. It's going to be called irritable bowel syndrome.

Every time I get with a girl and I can't perform I'm going to run into the bathroom and make explosive diarrhea noises.
 
2008-12-03 08:07:56 PM
how about S as in there's something SERIOUSLY WRONG with this boy atm...
 
2008-12-03 08:08:09 PM
I believe that H stands for 'HURRR.'
 
2008-12-03 08:09:06 PM
HMS_Blinkin: Nice try, troll. This is Grand Rapids, the reddest part of Michigan.

This.

Although, to be fair, most of the diehard Republicans wouldn't be caught dead sending their kids to GRPS.
 
2008-12-03 08:09:41 PM
H = you'r going to hell
 
2008-12-03 08:09:41 PM
jaylectricity: I'm gonna rename my erectile dysfunction. It's going to be called irritable bowel syndrome.

Every time I get with a girl and I can't perform I'm going to run into the bathroom and make explosive diarrhea noises.


Around here, we call that Tuesday.
 
2008-12-03 08:10:35 PM
H for Homer?
 
2008-12-03 08:11:18 PM
Handsome Jack Manitoba: I believe that H stands for 'HURRR.'

I would like to see 'HURRR' on a report card.

Someone get on this
 
2008-12-03 08:11:28 PM
My educational policy is this: Execute anyone who gets an "F" in high school.

That'll motivate the buggers.
 
2008-12-03 08:12:13 PM
Cut the crap and just give everyone an 'N'.

/generation Nancys.
 
2008-12-03 08:12:22 PM
Geez, why do these a-holes bother with anything below a D?! Hell, in fact, let's just pass everyone from here on in... NOTHING lower than a B for ALL students!
 
2008-12-03 08:14:33 PM
H is for
www.pacersdigest.com
 
2008-12-03 08:14:59 PM
Handsome Jack Manitoba: I believe that H stands for 'HURRR.'

That's fine too, cuz D stands for 'DURRR'
 
2008-12-03 08:15:08 PM
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2008-12-03 08:15:18 PM
students who get an "H" will be able to re-take the class or the part of it they failed the next semester.

So basically like college. Or how it should work. If you fail a class you should take it until you pass.
 
2008-12-03 08:15:42 PM
The teachers are doing away with archaic concepts like "alphabetical order". Who needs order? The more restrictions you put on a child, the less open-minded they'll be when it comes time for them to rule the country. If they want to put an H where F used to be, more power to them! Down with the system!
 
2008-12-03 08:15:48 PM
Like it or not, libs, someone has to grow up to flip burgers, vote Democrat.

I thought it was a Republican president whose education policy was called "No Child Left Behind"
 
2008-12-03 08:15:52 PM
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Heckuva Job, Brownie!!


FYI for ostrich head sanders:
Brownie is on the left in pic.
Foley is on the right in pic (measure it)
dumbass is in the middle.
Bonus points if you can find Jebby.
 
2008-12-03 08:18:03 PM
Typical GRPS bullshiat. They are just trying to put on another show to distract everyone from the insurmountable mountain of FAIL that is the public school system in Grand Rapids. It is nothing more than that.
 
2008-12-03 08:22:00 PM
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2008-12-03 08:23:56 PM
If a student is putting forth at least a modicum of effort I can't imagine how it is possible to get a failing grade. (A student that is honestly trying and fails was failed by the school.) I see no reason to protect kids that aren't even trying.
 
2008-12-03 08:24:10 PM
Link (new window)

First thing I thought of.
 
2008-12-03 08:25:48 PM
They did that here, only they used "R" not "H".
 
2008-12-03 08:26:17 PM

The union president said teachers already provide "an enormous amount of support to students" who are struggling with coursework. "We're not out to get anybody," he said, "but we do think that students need to learn some responsibility."


A world of THIS. Every high school teacher I know already attempts to do everything possible to keep kids from failing. They give makeup tests and exams, beg and cajole their students to turn in late work, offer "last redemption" extra credit assignments... and 9 times out of ten, the students that go on to be given an F by their teacher don't even bother to TRY any of it. Then when they get the F they so richly deserve, the administrators step in and overrule the teacher. Most teachers in bad or even average school systems fail far fewer students than deserve it already, in part because they want to help their students, and in part because they know that if their flunk rate creeps too high they are the ones who will be inexplicably held accountable for the missing work ethics, terrible home lives, and inadequate preparation of their students.
 
2008-12-03 08:30:25 PM
madmann: Whoever had this great idea to begin with can go huck themselves.

Seriously. After you're done coddling all these mewling cabbages, I hope you get one as your doctor when you're 65.

Down with Nerfworld. Put the sharp corners back on shiat.

and you, ecmoRandomNumbers, with your "reality" and whatnot.... This is Fark, we'll have none of your good sense and reason here! Just use the proper color pen and the future is assured! Oh, and no one plays badly in your band... from here on in, please refer to them as "differently keyed".


What's wrong with the idea?

Basically, their system is:

F - Failed, cannot retake the class.
H - Failed, but get the chance to retake the class and get a better grade. If they don't retake the class, it becomes an F in the long run.

I don't see the problem with letting people retake a class. As long as the standards are as high on the retake as the original, I think people should be able to try again.

Hell, I've retaken classes in college. The first time I took organic chemistry, I just didn't get it. I passed somehow, but I didn't leave the course with any greater understanding than I came in with. Retook it under a different professor, and it was night and day. He explained things in a way that made perfect sense, and I got an A in the class, and when it was over, I really felt like I understood the topic.
 
2008-12-03 08:30:57 PM
UNC_Samurai: What ever happened to "E"?

They left "G" out of the picture too.

Why the hate?
 
2008-12-03 08:31:30 PM
tortilla burger: Handsome Jack Manitoba: I believe that H stands for 'HURRR.'

That's fine too, cuz D stands for 'DURRR'


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In all seriousness, though, the policy actually makes sense - if they don't retake the course, they fail; if they do, they may do better. This is one of those moves that I think actually makes sense.
 
2008-12-03 08:32:04 PM
I had a great band teacher, he would chuck whiteboard erasers at the kids who were goofing off. I was in the trumpet section, so I had to be sure to duck when he threw one at the percussionists behind me. Good times

I had a band teacher who had a bad temper, too. He once got pissed and swung his fist back and cracked the whiteboard (which I didn't even think was possible) and flung his ratty baton and hit me in the shoulder (wasn't aimed at me or anyone for that matter). No apologies, either. But he had a great sense of humor.
 
2008-12-03 08:32:28 PM
So it's now F--?
 
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