It seems that nowadays teachers are so oppressed with many rules and regulations that they can’t do their job properly like they are supposed to.
There are many private schools that openly tell teachers that they mustn’t fail students under any circumstances including them not showing in class or turning in assignments. The logic behind this ‘craziness’ is that the students that are in private schools pay large amounts of money and their parents expect teachers to not hold them back.
And what about public schools? Is it the same case there? Well, one would suppose that a teacher has more authority and voice there, but sadly, no.
One teacher learned this in the worst possible way when she got fired after giving zero to those students who didn’t hand in their assignments.
Diane Tirado is a teacher at Westgate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She was teaching history until her grading methods got her fired.
Namely, when she gave zeroes to those students who didn’t turn in their Explorer notebook projects, the school decided to fire her because of their ‘no zero’ policy which reads that the lowest possible grade is 50%.
“But what if they don’t turn it in, and they say we’ll give them a 50? Oh no we don’t,” Diane rebelled and with a right.
Then she wrote a message for her students on the whiteboard saying, “Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in.”
“I’m so upset because we have a nation of kids that are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up and it’s not real,” she says.
Her story is now gone viral thanks to her having the courage to speak up. Hopefully, she will be able to do something by raising her voice and change the policy.