Last night, I was reading a story in my local paper about how a schoolteacher in Edmonton gives kids zeros. Yep, if a child doesn't hand in his work, then he gets a zero for it.
And I write that with great sarcasm.
What I don't write with sarcasm is that it appears that this teacher's school board is trying to fire him over it.
Here, you can read it too. I'll wait.
It's not April 1st, so the school board can't be kidding, so I have to wonder, what the heck are they thinking? Aren't they supposed to be supporting their teachers?
Aren't they also supposed to be supporting teaching our kids how to live in the real world? The world that if you don't do the work, you don't get paid, you get NOTHING – like a ZERO.
I think my kids can get a zero where they go to school, but I am going to ask them when they get home today because I believe we need zeros in schools.
Actually, I believe that we need all the numbers because even a 51%, means you still got 49% wrong and you'd probably be fired in the real world for that too.