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For many students, the days of worrying about failing may be a thing of the past.
Huntsville city schools and other districts across the country are encouraging, and in some cases demanding, teachers not give any student any score below a 50.
It used to be that if a student made zero effort, they would receive a zero.
If a student got 20 percent of the questions on a test correct, they would get a 20.
Now, just by showing up, the lowest students can get is a 50.
School leaders say this is done to avoid kids digging themselves academic holes they can't get out of.
It seems like it is being done to avoid failure.
With a former military man at the helm of Huntsville city schools, he should take a lesson from another.
Colin Powell defined success as the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
I believe that by altering students test scores our kids are being cheated out of one of the most important lessons they can learn.
I'm WAFF 48 general manager Vanessa Oubre and that is my take what's yours?
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