Should students that refuse to turn in their homework receive a grade of 50 percent anyway? Of course not. That would be like workers that didn’t show up for work asking for 50 percent of their paychecks. Our system of education has become a complete and utter joke, and the rest of the world is laughing at us. Fortunately, there are still a few brave souls that are standing up for what is right. 52-year-old history teacher Diane Tirado was hired by the West Gate K-8 School in Port St Lucie, Florida for this school year, but she was fired when she refused to give students that didn’t turn in anything a 50 percent grade on their assignments. When Tirado was hired, she was never told that the school has a “no zero” policy. And when she found out, she refused to go along with it.
On the day that she was fired, Mrs. Tirado left a goodbye message for the students on the white board, and that goodbye message has gone viral…
Should students get half credit for an assignment they didn’t even turn in? A former St. Lucie County teacher doesn’t think so.
That’s why she wrote a goodbye message to her eighth graders on a white board saying, “Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in.