Emily was such a darling; she had everything it took to qualify as a teacher’s pet. Everything except brain power! However, Emily and I could work around that. I just gave her things she could do with just a little stretching sometimes. She worked diligently at all of it. So, of course, I gave her A’s and B’s. I was just trying to grade her equitably. Just fudge a little on the grade scale; okay, maybe I fudged more than a little. After all she would never aspire to a quality job. She would be happy sorting thread colors, or whatever.
It would work out. It would “work out” until it wouldn’t.
Emily moved to a new school. One which was not so progressive. They apparently had standards upon which to give grades because within a few days, a teacher (or principal) called be to say that Emily was not performing in their school as well as they expected. Could I give them more information about her ability to achieve what I had led them to expect?
Now you know another reason I am not swayed by the Biden administrations push for equity.