Some Canadian teachers are urged not to reduce grades for late work

Manitoba, Canada, teachers have been strongly encouraged not to lower grades for students who turn in late assignments, according to a recently released letter written by former Education Minister Peter Bjornson. He wrote that "marks should reflect the student's achievement and should not be distorted as a result of work habits, attitudes or behaviours." The letter is expected to fuel debate over what many teachers and parents believe to be an unwritten no-fail policy in Manitoba's schools.

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