Letter: OK to be upset with harder grading scale
By Elburn Herald
on December 3, 2009
Is it so wrong for a sophomore girl in high school whoâ€™s dealing with the stress of school, boys and zits to be a little upset that her grading scale is harder than what seems like everyone elseâ€™s? I donâ€™t think it is.
Today in high school, itâ€™s normal for a student to have three to four hours of homework a night. Balancing that with sports, family, extracurricular activities and friends is really difficult. So I think that if a student is doing all of their homework and actually trying, not having a grading scale that can show how hard theyâ€™re working is wrong.
Letâ€™s say that a student at Geneva High School and I take the same exact test; we studied the same, got the same questions correct, and we both got our test back at 92 percent. The fact that she could be so excited she got an A and Iâ€™m disappointed that I got a B is simply not OK. We both did the same work, both tried just as hard and that person is rewarded with an A.
I propose that Kaneland takes on the grading scale that most every other school in the district has; not only because it would make the Kaneland students lives easier, but also because then it would finally be fair.