Standards Based Grading – the Tri-City Herald Speaks Out

New isn’t always better, different isn’t always bad

We are glad to see young people getting involved in the decision-making process. When eight Kennewick middle school students delivered to the school board 150 letters addressing their grading system, we were impressed.They sure weren’t looking at the rest of the community for role models. As a whole, adults are a demonstrably apathetic when it comes to attending school board or city council meetings.

Regardless of whether the grading system is revised, at least the students have a better feel for how to petition their elected officials.