A new policy has been activated in the Toronto Catholic District School Board that allows students to avoid a mark of zero on their mid-term report cards this fall.
Even if you miss classes, fail to complete multiple assignments, and flunk tests, you will no longer earn a mark lower than 35%.
The teachers’ union isn’t happy with this policy enacted in August. They state that they were not consulted on this move, and believes that it undermines educators’ ability to award marks in a fair manner.
John Yan, spokesperson for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, called into The Oakley Show to explain why the board has adopted this new approach, and why it’s better to give a student 35% instead of a zero.