Report: Florida Teacher Fired For Giving Zeros To Students Who Didn’t Turn In Assignments

This report amazes me. I graduated from high school in the late 60s, and the thought of getting a passing score for absolutely no work turned in was totally off the radar. There was still a firm grip on the principle of right and wrong, and “alternative” methods of doing things such as common core math were nowhere in sight.

The whole business of reward coming after an effort was a steady, commonsense approach to the realities of life. Today’s generations seem to have a sense of entitlement that is totally at odds with the work necessary to have great achievement.

This from Wimp:

A Florida teacher has been fired for giving her students zeros for missing assignments.

Diane Tirado has been a teacher for years. Most recently, she was an eighth-grade history teacher at Westgate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Diane recently gave her students two weeks to complete an Explorer notebook project, but several students simply didn’t hand it in. Since there was zero work done, Diane gave them zeros.

She got fired for it.

Photo Credit: Diane Tirado

The elementary school has a rule called the “no zero policy.” The lowest possible grade that teachers can give students is a 50, even if they don’t turn anything in.

It’s a rule that Diane, unsurprisingly, does not agree with. After she was fired for disobeying, she left her students a charming goodbye message on the whiteboard.

Photo Credit: Diane Tirado

Diane later shared the story on Facebook, hoping to spread awareness about the school’s policy.

“A grade in Mrs. Tirado’s class is earned,” she said.

“I’m so upset because we have a nation of kids that are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up and it’s not real.”

Diane’s post has gone viral, and most commenters agree with her position – it’s not fair to hand out grades for work that doesn’t exist.

“The reason I took on this fight was because it was ridiculous. Teaching should not be this hard,” Diane said.

Another teacher, Lynden Dorval, successfully won a court case against a school who fired her for giving out zeros in 2012.

Source: Wimp

This sense of entitlement is a sneaky way the left is using to instill socialism into our culture. One of socialism’s basic tenets is that everyone is on equal footing, but they conveniently leave out the part about how the “equality” is achieved.

The real end goal is to get a totally globalist society, and there will be a small group of “haves” who will dole out what they think the “have-nots” “deserve,” but the imbalance of distribution always happens because the “haves” always get overcome by their greed, and the corruption that comes with it results in a country’s downfall the way Venezuela’s has fallen.

Our country became great because big efforts resulted in big rewards. I’ve heard it said that any great invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. An idea is merely a seed of something much bigger than the initial thought. Freedom to pursue such ideas is stifled by socialism because the reward for the effort is removed by the so-called “fairness” supposedly offered by socialism.



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