Re: force

Tom Stroup (tstroup@INFI.NET)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:37:49 -0400

At 7:58 AM 8/20/96, Eric Crump wrote:
>Grades are blunt instruments used to pummel minds into submission.
>--Eric Crump

Grades are degrading, for both the grader and the gradee.

Eggs should be graded; roads should be graded, but not students.

I agree with Syd Simon in his book from the '70s, _"Whatya Get?" The
Grading Game in American Education_, that to evaluate students we should
use all 26 letters of the alphabet and form them into words, sentences, and
paragraphs--not just assign A, B, C, D, F.

Tom Stroup

Tidewater Community College
Chesapeake, Virginia

Denbigh High School
Newport News, Virginia