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New Jersey School District Drops the D’s July 28, 2010

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

This article is from NBCPhiladelphia.com. What grade would you give the author, and her editors?


by Karen Araiza
updated 7/27/2010 12:17:37 PM ET

Students in one New Jersey school district may have to hit the books a little harder to get a passing grade. In Mount Olive, you won’t see any more Ds [missing apostrophe] on report card [missing plural s] starting this fall, [comma is not a semi colon] only A, B, C and F.

“I’m tired of kids coming to school and not learning and getting credit for it,” said Superintendent Larrie Reynolds in a Daily Record report.
During Monday night’s meeting, the Morris County School Board approved dropping the D grade.

“We intend to be the beacon of excellence in Morris County, and to do that, we have to fix it,” Reynolds said. [Fix what? The beacon?]

Now, anything mark [missing ed on marked] under a 70 will be a failing score. The new policy will apply to middle and high school students.
I applaud your effort to raise the bar,” [missing opening quotation marks] resident Scott Ireland told Reynolds. “I disagree 100 percent with your philosophy.”

The “drop the D” philosophy worked so well for a school in Kentucky, they [it -the school] ended up dropping the C grade too. Now students in 5th grade and higher get an A, B or F.

In todays world, youve [missing apostrophe in today’s, and in you’ve] either got it, or you dont [consistently missed another apostrophe], Kentucky principal Steve Frommeyer said. Theres [missed a fourth one] no opportunity to just be OK.


I guess we should be thankful that the reporter and her editors are not school teachers.




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