Toronto Mike

Kids Can't Fail, Even If They Try


My kids brought home their final report cards today.  I just sat down and reviewed them.  They both passed.

Of course, everyone passes today.  They don't fail kids any more.  A kid can do his very best to fail and still get promoted to the next grade.  At some point between the time I was in primary school and today, they did away with failing.

I have vivid memories of the handful of kids who had to repeat the third grade.  One year they were in our class, the next year they were a grade below us.  Sometimes, kids failed and had to repeat a grade.

But not any more.

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