A New System

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Is replacing the letter and number grades to a pass or fail a good idea? Many schools have thought about making changes to the grading system. Multiple parents and teachers have different opinions about it. Replacing the letter and number grades with a pass or fail is a bad idea because the classroom effort will decrease, competition among students will lower, and colleges will be stumped when it comes to picking the best for the college. Classroom effort will start decreasing dramatically. Students will start getting lazy with school work. For example, why try hard on school work when a student can receive a low grade, and still pass? Students will start getting bored in the classroom and the lesson. Why would a student try to stay focused on a lesson when they can skip the homework assignment for the night and still pass? Test scores will lower, because if a student can make below-average grades and can be as good as a student that makes above average-grades, then why try? If classroom effort decreases, then what else will decrease with it? Competition...
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