olperfesser wrote:Grades? What a joke. Grade inflation has made 5.7 averages just average. Overachievers have made it so that real grades don't exist.
The only important thing anyway, is to learn how to learn.
I definitely agree. My lowest acceptable grade is a D *IF* you have really tried. Pushing homework aside to play xbox or hang with friends and then pulling D's isn't acceptable. But on that note, in this household, I am more concerned with the fact that you have learned something AND/OR that you know HOW to learn it. Not everyone learns the same way. Just throwing reading assignments and packets at kids doesn't TEACH them nor instill the desire to want to learn. My 16 year old's high school puts soooooooo much pressure on the kids that my previously straight A kid is getting mostly D's this term and I don't care at all (about the grade). He has pulled all nighters more than I care to count and dropped out of honors classes just to try to keep up. He doubts everything about himself now and is thinking his future is looking pretty bleak. I keep telling him that not everyone follows the golden path laid out for them and you have to find your own path. I want him to leave the school but he wants to stick out this school year. More and more, I think we will homeschool our youngest (three years old). How does a 7-8 hour school day, two hours after school looking for ANY teacher to help, and another 5+ hours of homework per night help anyone learn to love the learning process?