Students are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance. Some of them often feel that they are being sorted like potatoes. Those are the good ones. These are strictly for the birds. The reasons of sorting are mysterious and mostly ridiculous. That isthe way ithas alwaysbeen criticized at all levels.
What is good about downgrading?
Some are convinced that lower grades motivate students to try harder. However, Alfie Kohn, author of The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and В«Tougher StandardsВ» claims that student performance does not improve when instructors give less score than they deserve. In addition, making it relatively easy to get a good grade does not lead students to do inferior work.
Have you ever felt that your interest in learning is diminished because you tried really hard, had sleepless nights and liters of coffee, overwhelming stress and then got a C? Anyone would crash and burn!
Students VS tutors. Round one
Nobody knows why some tutors may act subjectively. Every case is individual. However, here is a list of 5 most common reasons:
Illusions about motivation. Yeah, as it hasbeen said earlier. Some tutors are crazy enough to give you less score because they think that it is good for you. The answer is a lemon!
Discrimination. Racial and gender discrimination of students sometimes become a reason of lower grades. Receiving a lower score just because you are a guy or have black skin color? And what if you are a black-skinned guy?
Discipline. Some tutors are annoyed by those students who are being naughty. So, they take revenge!
Status. So, you do not have an Armani handbag, and you do not get to school on a Bentley? You get an F for your essay!
Appearance. There are a lot of rebels among the teenagers. Dear, hippies, punks, emos, metalheads, and goths, you better leave your bracelets, Metallica T-shirts, and heavy make-up at home, because you are in danger!
As far as I can tell, there are nobenefits of giving lower grades to struggle against students. Mostly, it leads only to negative consequences. Children may completely lose any desire to learn and end up 20 years old and jobless, watching TV and eating potato chips.