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Teacher Saves World E52: “Should Fs Be Given in a Pandemic?‪”

Teacher Saves World E52: “Should Fs Be Given in a Pandemic?‪”

Laurie & Matt take a look at a tsunami that’s coming, but few are recognizing when they ask the question, “Should Fs Be Given in a Pandemic?” Our teens are being asked to perform in an educational setting nobody would purposefully design in normal times, so why should we expect normal results and apply normal grading?

Laurie suggests this episode could be just a few minutes long, her answer and feelings on the topic coming swift and strong. Matt takes a little more pragmatic approach, but ultimately believes a similar, compassionate, and reasonable set of grading principles should be applied. Things get a little emotional when the topic of “parents not doing there job” is brought up, a phrase that too many use flippantly.

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Show music provided by Brian Karmelich of

We started Teacher Saves World! to unite teachers and parents in saving the world, one teenager at a time. We're high school teachers and parents of two teens ourselves, so while we love the little ones, that turbulent time between childhood and adulthood is our wheelhouse. We also think high school is four of the most important years in a person's life, and each teen needs an army of caring adults that are dedicated to making sure they're ready to thrive in adulthood. We're taking an Avengers approach: We need everybody to pitch in! We're all superheroes when we care about helping teenagers grow up into confident and capable adults.


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