Resolve: All classes should be made pass/fail (grades would be abolished)
I. Introductory statement: Wouldn't you agree that school would be less stressful if you didn't have to worry about what letter grade was going to appear on your report card? To solve this problem I think that all schools should adopt the pass or fail grading system to be the new form of grading and to get rid of the A's B's and C's so you don't have to worry what you get on a test but to actually understand the material that you are supposed to learn and not just memorize for a test.
A. For a pass/fail grading system a standard would have to be set up what would be considered pass or fail. This standard would show anything over a 70% a passing grade and any thing under 70% would be considered a failing grade. With this system now students of all levels would be motivated to do some honest work and put some effort in school and every student could see PASS, PASS, PASS, PASS instead of seeing A or B, B or C, and C or D
B. In this pass fail grading system there would be three different levels, a core or basic level course, an academic or an average level course and advanced which is for the best and the brightest students. Each student would fit in one of these levels for every class and will be able to get as much as he or she puts into their school work. If you put an honest effort into your classes, then you will be able to pass any of your classes. You would concentrate on learning the important ideas instead of studying to do good on testes. You would retain the information you learned. It should be your choice on what you get out of your high school education, Right?
C. At Baldwin, we only have one pass/fail class - drivers education. Pass or fail classes have started to spread across the country starting in local districts, staring to move across states an