Comments on: Why All Students Should Get Straight A’s Education on the Edge Sun, 22 Sep 2019 14:59:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mark Barnes Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:33:32 +0000 Hey Phillip, I think the revolution has been brewing for a very long time. And I believe that the war is beginning. Let’s crush the GPA. Thanks for weighing in, and please help us fight this war.
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By: Phillip Hanney Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:29:18 +0000 Oh, thank goodness. I thought I was the only one contemplating this lately. I have joked about doing this for years after being yelled at by parents, and especially right before Parent/Teacher conferences. However, lately I have been seriously looking at doing this. In fact I had started to try it out with a few classes this quarter. This article inspired me to start the “revolution” in all of my classes.

However, I know that this means that I have to have my rubrics and other measurements (like the SE2R) up and going to help students learn. I know this isn’t just about giving all A’s to stop yelling parents. In my mind it is about taking grades and GPA off the “negotiation table” so that we can move on with better ways of learning for all of us.

After I read this article last night I seriously lost sleep over it. Besides thinking about changing the grades in my classes, I was wondering if this is the way the revolutionists felt in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. Is this a revolution that has been brewing for years? Do we need to have our own “Tea Party”? How else can we take grades off the “table” so that students can learn to learn?