by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
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.