Friday, May 9, 2014

Bold educational initiative by Corona Del Mar High School

This week, the principal of Corona Del Mar High School in Southern California came out with a remarkable statement:

"It is not OK for any student to be objectified or judged in any way," said principal Kathy Scott.

Scott was referring to a so-called "prom draft" at the school which has grabbed a lot of media attention, but her assertion that students should not be judged "in any way" suggests a bigger story:

Corona Del Mar High to eliminate all grading

In a bold move, Corona Del Mar High School teachers will no longer grade students. There will be no report cards. All homework will be given a checkmark and returned without comment. In sports, no scores will kept and no cheering will be allowed. All students will graduate whether they attended class or not.

"It is not OK to judge students in any way," said Principal Kathy Scott ...


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