Check out this story about the way one Iowa school system is treating homework.
Under the new rule, an F would range from 50 to 60 instead of zero to 60 on a 100 point scale.
Apparently, students who had received a zero when they did not turn in homework had a hard time earning a final passing grade.
Right now, the new grading idea is only recommended for the high schools. But, teachers and administrators are being encouraged to use the new system by their superintendent.
What do you think? Is it fair to give a student an automatic 50 to 60 points even when he/she does not turn in an assignment?