> Once again, FCPS fails to do the right thing for
> our students. Even though the research shows that
> our grading scale is hurting our students in
> college admissions, and college scholarships,
> Dr.Dale is recommending that it not be changed.
> Since our school board works for Dale and staff,
> they will support this no change policy.
> Read Fairgrades excellent response here, the fist
> pdf file:
> Please remember this when the school board begs
> you to lobby the board of supervisors to increase
> your taxes so that they can have more money to
> waste, more money to spend against your best
> interests. Refusing to change the grading scale
> just took money out of the pocket of every parent
> who hopes to send their child to college. They
> don't care about the students or the parents yet
> they will expect you to want to pay more in taxes
> so that they can have more money for their big,
> fancy, second, staff office building, and millions
> more for their ever expanding, useless,
> bureaucracy. They need a raise in pay, but you
> don't need to save money on college tuition. Just
> another thumb to the eye from FCPS.
Give me a break. It does not hurt a child's chances at college the way FCPS grades. Every transcript carries a grading scale for all admissions officers to see. Fairfax students go to colleges in record numbers. The grading policy does not matter, students have been doing fine with it for years. Fairfax students have no problem finding a college.
This is just a cry from parents with under-achieving children, who want their children's GPA higher. Even if it is higher, it still comes with a grading scale and means the same thing. Please get it through your head. It is good for kids to struggle for grades now, teaches them to work harder in college and in life. Today too many kids are being babied.
"my kid can't go to a slum at South Lakes, I want her in a heroin factory, with kids capable of shooting up the school at Westfield." "my kid has a 72 that should be a C not a D+, give me a damn break."