Have you ever stopped to really think about the American grading system? You know, A, B, C, D and F? Plus, all the little extras, like plusses and minuses to indicate an even greater level of detail.
This insightful Tumblr thread really puts our education system into perspective, especially when compared to other countries. Where is the letter E, for example? And why does a student earn a daily grade even when they answer more than 50 percent of the questions correctly?
It all starts with a poignant moment from “The Simpsons” and a question:
Someone explained exactly how the American grading scale breaks down:
Someone asked the obvious question: Where is the E grade?
And pointed out why American children hate school:
Another Tumblr user pointed out the grading scale in the UK, which looks very different:
Someone chimed in to explain the French system:
Dang, now that is a seriously good point. No wonder American kids are kinda messed up! It’s interesting to hear how other countries set up their education systems and it really makes you stop and wonder about ours here in the United States. What else are we doing differently that could be contributing to kids’ mental health issues? What else needs to be re-evaluated?
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