Nobody earns a D in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey schools. Students who score under 70 fail the class.
Superintendent Larrie Reynolds told the Daily Record that the number of failing grades for middle and high school students dropped 42.5 percent in the first quarter. And more students earned A’s and B’s.
Reynolds had proposed the policy last summer, saying he was tired of kids getting credit for not learning.
Under the new policy, students can retake exams and redo assignments to bring an F to a C. I don’t have a problem with that, if the student genuinely improves.