Minnesota Middle School To Eliminate ‘F’ Letter Grade to Combat ‘Systemic Racism’

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Grading middle school students based on their test scores is racist. That is according to Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The school announced Monday it would no longer enforce the “F” letter grade, the 0-49.9 percentiles, to fight back against systemic racism.

Luckily, the school provided a video to elaborate on its grand decision:

“Our whole intent is to ensure that grades focus on the process of learning,” Principal Christina Pierre said.

Well, that’s good. School should be about learning.

Pierre goes on: “Therefore, grades will not include behaviors, attitude, tardiness to class, whether the assignment was turned in late or on time. There are other ways that we can communicate those things to parents.”

So show up whenever you want, however you want, in any form you want. It’s nice to see a middle school representing the real world. 

First attempts may also be racist.

Associate Principal Norman Bell encouraged students to retake/revise tests, quizzes, papers, projects and have a 10-day window from the date the teacher posts the grade.

None of this fights back against systemic racism. The school is only lowering the bar for students. Pierre says the goal is to “learn.” Allowing students to fail does not help that cause. If there are learning disparities between groups, as the school says, it suggests those groups are not learning at the same level as others. To fix that, and the school must, Sunrise Park should help that group, perhaps by tutoring not weakening the entire grading system. That’s the pathway to “learning.”

Unless, of course, Sunrise Park Middle School isn’t making this change to improve learning. Maybe the school is dropping the “F” as a statement, a proactive shield against the mob.

“You can’t call us racist. We dropped the F letter grade,” the school will soon be able to say.

Written by Bobby Burack

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    • I used to take paddle boat rides on the Minnie Ha Ha when I was a kid. Not sure if that’s what you’re referring to. Lake George? Anyway these people aren’t going to stop this madness until the pushback is so strong that have to. So parents, keep going to school board meetings and doing just that. Don’t let but hurt wannabe Supreme Court justice Merrick Garland scare you. The DOJ can’t do shit.

  1. Lmbao…What the same people commenting on this story are some of the same people who voted for Dumbass Very Fine People Donald Trump and thought Sarah Pin was smart enough to be Vice President. I can only imagine an ACT or SAT taking contest between Donald Trump vs Barack Obama….I think we all know the answer. #MagaStupid #NotReplacedJustBiggerSmarterTougher

    • Meritocracy works in life too nitwit. Again, how is Donald Trump even relevant here? Oh that’s right TDS. You know why Google only hires whites and Asians, becuase those are the applicants. Just look at any applied mathematics class in college, it will be filled with Asians and white folks with a handful of other races. You make zero sense. Go away dumbass.

    • You are brainwashed. I feel sorry for you homeboy. It takes a special kind of stupid to say some of the dumb shit you say. I hope one day you make it off of the plantation and use what little brain cells are left up there to think for yourself instead of regurgitating democrat and cnn talking points. But until then, keep on keeping on bud.

    • Remember dope, Obama is half white. That’s the intelligent side of him. His Kenyan father, like most black fathers ran away. Probably wearing a grass tutu and eating bugs in Africa these days. Or prematurely dead.

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