Teacher says she was fired for giving zeroes to students who didn’t turn in their work. The school mandated minimum score is 50%. The dumbing down of US public education, at its finest.

In 40 years, the US went from one of the public education systems in the world to this. American public schools have systematically been dumbed down by the wealthy. I wonder how many private schools have 50% as their minimum grade.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WPEC) — A teacher in Port St. Lucie, Florida claims she was fired for refusing to give students partial credit for work that is never handed in.

“I got fired. I was packing my stuff, and I was not going to see the kids,” Diane Tirado said.

Mrs. Tirado didn’t get to say goodbye to her student physically, so she wrote her message on a whiteboard instead.

“Bye kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. [heart] Mrs. Tirado.”

She snapped a photo of it and shared it on Facebook. Then, the messages from her eighth-grade students started pouring in.

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