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As our country moves into the twenty-first century it must closely evaluate its current system of doing things Where better to start looking than at its future todays students However an evaluation of todays students would probably not be positive This is because students fear of failure and fear of getting bad grades A simple solution to this problem would be to eliminate grades altogether and to reinstate the power of learning to gain knowledge and character not to get a letter grade Abolishing grades would work toward eliminating the apathy and lack of learning currently displayed by most students For a long time achieving good grades and nothing more has been the ultimate goal in a students academic life This is a standard that was set centuries ago by grownups who needed a way of ranking students based solely on letters or numbers Individuality and creativity were pushed aside so colleges universities graduate schools and employers would be able to judge their candidates In the text Celebrating Diversity a short segment called Add Teaching To High-Risk Jobs writes You can have an A Students minds are generally focused on getting an A so they usually dont think about learning rather they constantly render on the A Many candidates acceptance are based on their academic and test standards and nothing more Grades are thought to be the most accurate way to judge individuals and schools provide testing and grades that are utilized by institutes of higher learning and also by potential employers These institutions tend to accurately judge someone based solely on a system that encourages memorization and underhanded tactics instead of learning for the sake of benefiting oneself and ones future That is why students are subjected to cheating which will not help them in the long run This isnt fair I was treated as a non person Judging a candidate through merely reviewing the paper works does not show
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