It’s all about the Points

It’s nearing the end of the trimester at my daughter’s school. She is diligently, if reluctantly, looking through the online grading system to see where she’s at. It’s been a difficult trimester academically.

The conversation is always about getting her grades up – a good thing? I suppose. But the conversation is never about learning. It’s all about getting points. School focuses on the need to get grades up, not on learning.