De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?
|09/24/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
First published in The Hechinger Report
A few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: “How can your college be rigorous without grading student work?” Before I could respond, another parent stood up and asked, “May I answer that?” I nodded with interest.
“I run a company,” he said, “and I have a few thousand employees in multiple locations. They’d be mystified if our managers started to give grades. We manage by setting goals, evaluating progress, and mentoring employees on how to read more >>>