You can’t fail at some schools, reports ABC News. Instead of an F, Grand Rapids students get an H (Held) and 12 weeks to make up the work.
Alan Kazdin, a professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University, argues that children need clear information on how they’re doing.
“The fact is children are failing yet we don’t want to call it that,” said Kazdin. “It’s this whole notion that everyone’s a winner and everyone gets a trophy.”
Providing detailed feedback on what children can do to improve their grades is imperative, said Kazdin.
Failing students know they’re doing poorly. What they don’t know is what they might do to improve. I saw that in reporting for Our School.