JOANNE JACOBS: When a D becomes a ‘pass.’
Teachers see grades as a mark of achievement, writes Darren Miller, a high school math teacher, on Right on the Left Coast. Grades aren’t supposed to be “candy.”
In response to the inequities created by remote education, California will let high school students change low grades to “pass” to protect their grade point averages.
The University of California, California State University system and many private colleges have agreed to accept the pass/fail grades, even in required college-prep courses. Applicants can turn as many grades into “pass” as they like.