Sunday’s paper offered two stories that are linked.
On page A25, Michael Zwaagstra outlines why “No zero” grading policies in some school districts are completely illogical and counter-productive in relation to the task of encouraging students to learn how to learn and become responsible for their part in preparing themselves for their own futures. Then on A30 Linda Hamilton profiles problems employers and fellow employees have with slackers who do not fulfil their job requirements, leaving others to do their work.
Gosh, could there possibly be a correlation between the two circumstances?
Toleration of disengaged and unmotivated students begets lazy, unproductive and unambitious workers. Surprise, surprise!
Ray Arnold, Richmond