[Discuss-sudbury-model] Fw: Faked grades as a means of punishment and control

From: David Rovner <rovners_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Thu May 22 12:06:00 2003

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From: "David Deutsch" <david.deutsch_at_QUBIT.ORG>
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Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 5:20 PM
Subject: Faked grades as a means of punishment and control

> Is it really true that in American schools and universities it is
> common practice to lower students' grades (thus deliberately
> misrepresenting their competence in the subject to future employers or
> educators) as a punishment for disciplinary offences such as lateness
> or failing to switch off one's cellphone?
> (http://www.astro.umn.edu/~dkavars/Fall2002_102.html) How common is
> this?
>
> And by the way, here's a case where grades are being fraudulently
> *raised* as part of the fine-adjustment of a complex punishment:
>
> http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/05/21/hazing.charges/index.html
>
> Is anything like this ever done in Britain? Presumably it is much
> harder to do, given the examination-board system, but is there anything
> like it?
>
> What about other countries?
>
> -- David Deutsch
> http://www.qubit.org/people/david/David.html
>
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