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"D's are the only thing keeping him from getting F's,'' Alex's dad, Doug Johnson, said. "He's an incredibly bright kid, but he couldn't care less about school.''
Its definetly good!
 

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I think it's a very good thing. It insane here in Britain when people say they passed with a grade E. An E may be a pass, but it's not worth anything to anyone.
 

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Yea, I agree with you both. Even if your not planning on going to college or anything after high school, you should still try to do the best you can while in school.
 
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My school did this last year. It didn't help anything and now we are back to the "D" being passing.
 

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BigMattTheHobo said:
My school did this last year. It didn't help anything and now we are back to the "D" being passing.
When you say not helping anything, are you saying more people failed? In a way I could see that as a good thing, it weeds out more idiots from getting their diploma, and in the long run I would think that generally people would start aiming for the higher grade to pass.

BTW matt, I laughed my ass off at your avatar, its evil yet hilarious!
 
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BigMattTheHobo

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I forget the reason why it was brought back. I think it was because parents were complaining and they wanted less students to fail. I don't know why though. I had a really good argument to keep the D as passing, but I forgot it.
 

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Stanky105 said:
When you say not helping anything, are you saying more people failed? In a way I could see that as a good thing, it weeds out more idiots from getting their diploma, and in the long run I would think that generally people would start aiming for the higher grade to pass.
Yup. I knew alot of kids back in high school who only did the bare minimum just to pass. As long as they passed, they didn't care what they got. Making it harder to pass only makes the uneducated stay in high school and let the educated pass. If a person is really trying hard in a class and is still not getting it, there are plenty of things that person could do.

It may not seem to be working right away but in the long run, it does help.
 

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If a C is now a pass, as opposed to a D, does that mean it might be easier to obtain? Do schools really wish to have a lower number of students who achived a pass in their subjects?
 
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It's good... in most subjects the work is easy and people just try hard enough to get the D. Now people can just try hard enough to get a C. Then the average GPA for the country will go up and everyone is less dumb...
 

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It's good... in most subjects the work is easy and people just try hard enough to get the D. Now people can just try hard enough to get a C. Then the average GPA for the country will go up and everyone is less dumb...
Rather than the country getting smarter, more people will simply fail.
 

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Viceroy said:
Rather than the country getting smarter, more people will simply fail.
I disagree. There are actually a fair ammount of people who don't care so much for school and don't try hard, but when it comes down to it they still really want to pass. If you raise the standard, the first few groups who are used to the old standard will have problems and more will fail, but when people get used to the new standard, they will work for it.
 

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I disagree. There are actually a fair ammount of people who don't care so much for school and don't try hard, but when it comes down to it they still really want to pass. If you raise the standard, the first few groups who are used to the old standard will have problems and more will fail, but when people get used to the new standard, they will work for it.
I'll break the dumbasses down for you:

Super-idiots: These guys know they're going to fail and don't care.

Idiots: These guys know they're gonna fail, but are smart enough to care.

Below average: These guys pass by the skin of their teeth. These are the ones who would fail if the D grade was dropped.
 

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Viceroy, the people who pass by the skin of their teeth generally DO care about passing, they are just morons. They put shit off until the VERY last minute than half ass it when they panic about failing, then barely pull it off.

Those would definatly fail the C passing at first because they are so used to getting by with D's. But after the next few groups get used to it, they will barely be getting C's, hence raising the average.
 

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Stanky105 said:
Those would definatly fail the C passing at first because they are so used to getting by with D's. But after the next few groups get used to it, they will barely be getting C's, hence raising the average.
If that's the case why don't we drop Bs, Cs and Ds and just say: "You either submit an A grade piece of work, or you fail." That way the average will be very high.

Come on, there's always gonna be dumbasses who aren't gonna improve, no matter what happens to the curriculum. The only way dropping the D grade is good, is that when you say "I passed Science", people know it was with an A, B, or C grade. However, if fewer people pass then then it makes the whole system look bad.
 

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Viceroy said:
If that's the case why don't we drop Bs, Cs and Ds and just say: "You either submit an A grade piece of work, or you fail." That way the average will be very high.
Ya know, as unrealistic as that sounds, it is a good ideal. Try your damn hardest or fail.

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Come on, there's always gonna be dumbasses who aren't gonna improve, no matter what happens to the curriculum. The only way dropping the D grade is good, is that when you say "I passed Science", people know it was with an A, B, or C grade. However, if fewer people pass then then it makes the whole system look bad.
I see your point Viceroy, and actually I think you don't quite see mine. Passing with a D means you can get by with only getting 60% of the work done, which seems rather rediculous to me. I truly don't care about letter grades, it comes down to percents. I honestly can't think of a job right now where you can get by on 60%. People have been putting school off to much, they need a massive slap in the face to get them going.
 

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As of right now, this is how is goes:

A - Excellent

B - Good

C - Average

D - Below Average

F - Failure

Now, don't you thing that if D would become failure, that more people would strive for that C just as they are, right now, striving for the D? I knew this one kid in high school who only did enough work to get a D. He actually had a very high IQ and really did know how to do the work. He just didn't care. As long as he got a D, he was fine. Now, don't you think that having to get a C to pass would make more people try harder? How do we expect people to get an education when they refuse to do the work? If they want to pass, they will have to do more work to get that C. If they don't care if they pass or not, then this won't effect them. If they want to pass but really don't understand the work, they could get help from the teacher or other students.
 
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Um.

I think people are getting As way to easily if you're complaining that a C is too easy to get. C is the average. Most people ARE average. Therefore most people should get Cs.
 

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Um.

I think people are getting As way to easily if you're complaining that a C is too easy to get. C is the average. Most people ARE average. Therefore most people should get Cs.
What do you mean? If a person studies and gets almost every answer on the test right, don't you think he/she deserves an A? That person may not be a genius but they still deserve to get an A.