Is there a downside to posting students' grades online?

As more schools install programs that give parents instant, around-the-clock access to students' grades online, some educators and psychologists say the added scrutiny can have a negative effect on students. Teachers say it is important for parents to have such information and be involved, but at the same time, the online-grading systems can lead some parents to become overly involved, increasing pressure on students and potentially stifling their independence.

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