The Clark County School District covering Las Vegas, NV has implemented a new grading policy to create “equity” that eliminates any grade below 50% and will no longer use metrics such as “attendance, participation, & late assignments”:

CCSD says this “is the result of years of work, led by our principals, to ensure students’ grades more accurately reflect current levels of mastery on the academic content standards”:

Update: We missed this detail earlier. And F grade isn’t failing in this policy. It’s called “emergent”:

WTH?

What a load of bullcrap and it’s another example of the “telling bureaucratic redefinition of education”:

This is clearly just lowering standards in the school:

Of course this is what will happen:

But at least some teachers are expressing concern over the new policy:

From the article:

“This grade change takes behaviors completely out of the question,” Tam Lester, teacher at Del Sol Academy, told 8 News Now. “And it, arguably, at the detriment of the student.”

And:

However, Lester says this new policy takes tools that incentivize students away from teachers and does not instill accountability.

“What they will need is those learner-ready behaviors,” he said, “things like focus, things like participation, things like time management. Some of these policies are taking those away.”

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated.