September 12, 2017

Ontario teachers make failure an option: Students invited to “negotiate” final grades

David MenziesMission Specialist

In Ontario, we don’t fail kids at school because it might be bad for their self-esteem. Instead, progressives running the education system will be experimenting with an alternative meant to challenge our “preoccupation” with marks. 

Beginning this year, a group of Grade 9 students at Mayfield school in Caledon, Ontario will be invited to negotiate their final grades with their teachers.

This strikes me as similar to what the left has done to sports, where we hand out “participation” trophies as opposed to “championship” trophies, regardless of merit.

Fun and games is one thing, but shouldn’t education be something else?

After all, education lays the foundation for one’s eventual life skills, but I guess progressives think you can negotiate competency.

Maybe a negotiated mark as opposed to a real mark will make kids feel good about themselves but in a global marketplace of talent this idea seemingly lifted from Three Stooges U, does a disservice to kids.

I’m pretty certain this “Let’s Make A Deal” style of educational enrichment will never be adopted in nations such as China or India, where achievement, not failure, is rewarded and nobody really cares about self-esteem issues.

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commented 2017-09-15 17:53:33 -0400
Politicians must allow the Leftist inmates who are attempting to run the asylum to have freedom of speech. Listen politely, and then disregard everything they say – because they are delusional. Giving them credence only encourages them to make even more insane demands. Appeasement never works as history shows (history being one of the things that Leftists are trying to eliminate)
commented 2017-09-13 16:17:38 -0400
Please Lord, let justice do its work today in the Ontario courts.

But doctor, aren’t hemorrhoids on the other end?
commented 2017-09-13 10:41:11 -0400
Public schools are just orphanages now where children and young adults are indoctrinated into the liberal socialist philosophy.
The only way to change the education system would be to elect a majority of conservatives to school boards and break the hold teachers unions have on politicians .Aside from that,the only other solution is to establish an alternate non public school system or school your kids at home away from the influence of the communistic educators.
Amazing that access to information has grown in many orders of magnitude yet we cling to the old model of schooling.
Time for change.Massive innovation and change.
commented 2017-09-13 01:31:35 -0400
Wish i could get paid even if i do not show up to work. Or better yet i can just say i paid my taxes and my refund is 30,000 or so.
commented 2017-09-13 01:29:38 -0400
Well good to see that secondary education providers will have no real measure of students applying to go to their places of learning.
commented 2017-09-12 21:00:01 -0400
it isn’t an “education” system it’s a daycare for future welfare claimants
commented 2017-09-12 19:38:04 -0400
I think ONT. has had incompetent teachers for the last 40 years by the look of the voters in ONT.
commented 2017-09-12 18:28:30 -0400
Considering public school teachers over the past ten years have been trained in and selected for correct politics and not for subject merit, of course they want the student to decide the grade. That is because the new teachers are so incompetent in the subject matter, they can’t determine student competency. An example is the current math curricula, it was implemented because the millennial teachers are incompetent at elementary math, not because the students are incapable.

So the up side for Ontario education, there might be an improvement in evaluation if it is up to the student as opposed to millennial teachers.
commented 2017-09-12 18:02:51 -0400
Too darned funny.

Get the grades and pass.

Or simply lower the standard.

Sheesh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2017-09-12 17:44:44 -0400
One really has to wonder why all those so-called parents put up with all that sick shyte and nonsense being shoved down their children’s throats, the dumbing down, the robot programming, the radicalization of degeneracy, Ben Levin and the TDSB, the lies and revisionism, ad nauseum…and all the while paying for it through the nose!
I guess they really did give the self-avowed lesbian, radical feminist, fraudster and criminal, Wynne, a second term majority in the last Ontario ‘election’. Un-efin-believable!
Of course it’s like that all across Canada now.
How do you fix that…
commented 2017-09-12 16:38:54 -0400
Let’s hope this ridiculous “pilot project” crashes and burns.
Wynne and her government should really stay out of the business of dumbing down education; it will backfire!
commented 2017-09-12 15:22:32 -0400
From the “Liberal mindless”: who think everyone should get a trophy no matter how bad you play or if you even show up.
commented 2017-09-12 14:24:38 -0400
Beginning this year, a group of Grade 9 students at Mayfield school in Caledon, Ontario will be invited to negotiate their final grades with their teachers.

This translates into ‘Ya wanna pass mark? Meet me in the Washrooms after school’

Wynne’s Law.
commented 2017-09-12 13:58:42 -0400
And while they negotiate, hard working, focused young people from Asia will come here and take the good jobs.
commented 2017-09-12 13:38:27 -0400
Just keep your kids at home. All teachers need to be tested to see if they have any brains left. It just proves that they are intentionally destroying the minds of the younger generations by dumbing them down.