Teacher Fired For Giving Zeros To Students That Failed To Hand In Their Work

Teacher Fired For Giving Zeros To Students That Failed To Hand In Their Work, by Bernadette Deron.

Social studies teacher Diane Tirado, 52, was fired from West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie in south Florida …

“I was not allowed to give anything lower than a 50.”

But after a group of students from her class didn’t hand in any work at all, Tirado felt that they didn’t deserve any credit at all, let alone 50 percent, and so handed them “zero” grades. …

“It’s absurd to give someone something for nothing and to do that is creating a future that is pretty darn bleak.”

“We’re creating monsters out of our children,” she added. “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…people that experience that kind of childhood…then you’re entitled for the rest of your life.”

School policy in the student and parent handbook

This school’s alleged “no zero” policy is an example of one of the latest parenting trends known as the “participation trophy” which claims that rewarding kids for mere participation will boost their self-esteem. Those that support “participation trophies” believe that eliminating the possibility of a “loser” gives all kids the recognition required to improve their confidence.

A policy that introduces kids to politically-inspired fantasies. In reality, no work leads to no reward. And the teacher was sacked! These kids are being taught to be free-loading parasites, that honest work and effort do not pay, but that numbers count in politics and awarding the goodies. How do you think they are being trained to vote?