Clear Creek schools sue over report card rules
Clear Creek Independent School District is one of six in the Houston area suing the state education commissioner over his decision to ban minimum-grade policies for report cards.
According to the lawsuit, most Texas school districts have policies allowing teachers to give a zero for not handing in an assignment, but there are minimum grades -- typically a 50 -- for a grading period. The idea is that a lower grade, say a 20, would make it impossible for a student to pass the course even with hard work for the rest of the school year. He'd just give up, perhaps drop out.
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