The Broward school district is proposing eliminating the grade of zero and making 50 the lowest score a student could earn as a way to motivate failing students.
But the proposed change has irked parents who say it’s simply not fair.
“By raising zeroes up to 50 it tells the kid who’s been trying, they might as well not do anything, because they’re going to get the same grade,” said parent Nick Sakhnovsky.
Cynthia Park, the district’s director of college and career readiness, said the percentage range for the F grade would be changed to 50-59 instead of 0-59. She said a committee of parents, teachers, principals and district staff have been working since October on the change.
[Sun Sentinel](http://touch.sun-sentinel.com/#section/1112/article/p2p-75624136/<br /><br /><br />T)
This sounds similar for when it was proposed that grades be given liked completed and such instead of the usual grading structure.