02 Apr 14 at 9 pm












Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

oh wow that is fucked up

why do they skip E in america

There’s an E in other grading scales?

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 


Firstly, the F stands for “Fail” and does not form part of the A - B - C - D sequence. Unlike tumblr, there is no missing E. 

I’ve seen many American exams. They’re easier than any exams I’ve seen. They should be graded harder.

Even at university level, there seems to be an uncommon reliance on multiple choice tests. I don’t have anything against multiple choice tests, but they give you the answer. Right there, on the page. When I was in university, you had to work out the answer on your own.

Also, on a multiple-choice-heavy exam structure, your baseline score for working out grades would be 25% and not 0%, for obvious reasons.

Finally, when I was living in America, I wrote a paper for a UC university class without knowing anything at all about the subject matter (it was about the history of sports in the US) and I managed to get an A. I just bullshitted a load of stuff I thought might sound impressive. That’s not a good sign. You need to be grading people harder.

I’ve seen the written English of people who made it (successfully, by the way, top of the class!) through the high school system and still don’t understand how to link a sub-clause to a clause, or what a run-on sentence is. You know, the super-basic stuff. You need to be grading people harder.

I stood in a high school classroom in America when a teacher held up a penny coin and asked what the building was. I had been in the country two days at that point and somehow picked up that it was the Lincoln Memorial. An entire class of high school seniors drew a blank. The moral here is not that I’m super-clever - it’s that you need to be grading people harder.

Forget about our self-esteem. You’re not here to feel better about yourself. You’re here to get an education.

I’m a grad student at a state school in the midwest, and while I’m not TAing, a lot of my friends are. You’d be fucking amazed to hear the leniency they have to give when grading these kids…it’s atrocious

"you showed up for the quiz, so you automatically get a 50, even if you answer everything wrong"

"this assignment asked for a mere 2-page long argument. of your choosing, no less. but, while you handed in half a page of disjointed sentences, i’m still not gonna fail you cause half the class did the exact same thing”

etc etc etc

(also can we talk about how one reblog literally just said “That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject.” like are we just gonna ignore that)


fuck you for that shit. 

you came here for university? to pay (whether loaned to you by your gov’t or paid by you or your guardians) into our higher education system and want to take it as a measure of public education for students before college level?

fuck that noise. fuck that with no lube. not even a courtesy lick. 

i dont give a fuck how easy you thought our exams were. i dont give a shit about how often TA’s have to give passing grades. ALL OF THOSE PARTICULAR ISSUES ARE INFINITELY MORE COMPLEX THAN YOUR PIDDLY COMMENTARY IS MAKING IT SEEM. and i’ll explain why

TA’s are paid absolute horse shit. They are treated like dirt and most of them cannot afford their own education unless they take these TA positions. The universities increasingly rely on grad student/adjunct labor at infinitely lower costs. So if a TA wants to pass the shit out of a bullshit paper or a poor quiz performance to make it through their day, to keep their job because their ratings determine whether or nor they’re re-hired, then so fucking be it. 

Also in the public education system a lot of places really are operating on the 7 point scale. I didn’t have a 10 point scale until I got to college. And I came up through winston-salem forsyth county schools in North Carolina. 1st in flight 48th in education is basically our state motto. And we had seven point scales. That really does mean that if you fuck up once on a 10 question or less quiz you automatically have lost a letter grade. These grades are then used to determine the distribution of life chances in very tangible ways. Your performance determines your eligibility for classes (e.g. going on to honors or AP classes) which thereby increase your chances for college acceptance and your ultimate career.

MEANWHILE A LOT OF FUCKING CHILDREN OF COLOR ARE BEING FUNNELED FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTO THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. in a lot of ways in a lot of places it is basically illegal for you to be black and go to school. they’re subjecting these kids to metal detectors, physical searches, strict dress codes, to go to a state-ordinated facility that places impossible standards on them, then tells them to stay in school, then fails the fuck out of them and does little to nothing to support them or ACTUALLY EDUCATE THEM. I went to a school like this. 

Lastly, why the fuck is there even a measure of performance for education? Honestly I can’t wrap my head around it. Like we have to evaluate how well spent someone’s time was in a particular course/grade/year/program/school? Like why?

My theory is this. It is used to keep educators in their place. We measure performance to keep students from rebelling and recognizing that education does not have to come through the education system. we determine pay rates based on these performances for both students and teachers. We keep the system going. The education system is meant to produce citizens. Turn young children and adolescents into proper constituents of the state. Tell them that if they fail at math they fail at being American, they fail at life.

So I need everyone who has all these opinions about how lenient our education system is to take a fucking seat. Because you clearly don’t give a fuck about the actual human children sitting in those seats. You care about pointing out how well you do in comparison to Americans. OR you care about making yourself look smarter at the expense of others.

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