Top 10 Reasons to Hate the School Grades

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The Top Ten

1 They cause stress

There certainly is a lot to stress about. There is a very fine line between the grades which you can achieve, and you can make a near miss simply by missing one tiny detail, which most people think nothing of in real-life applications. The consequences are all carried forward, affecting the subjects you can take next stage, the universities you go to, the degree you come out with, your attraction to employers. Realistically, you'll never do this perfectly, so one can worry constantly about what opportunities they'll lose if they forget one tiny aspect. Grading systems say nothing about true ability, but they can cause many people who are more than qualified for what they aspire to do miss out completely. - PositronWildhawk

Exactly. I got a C once in math and my mom said "You have to improve your grade! Or else you won't be able to do the things you want blah blah blah! " I may not, but you don't have to stress me about it. I try my best to get good grades but the lessons are sometimes really hard. Some of the things in math aren't even really needed, like division, I don't think I'll ever have to divide anything but FOOD in my life. And what's the point of cursive when you may not even use it?

Even though I'm pretty much an A/B student, keeping grades up is still hell on Earth, and I also find it quite sad that so much pressure and misery is put on people over a few letters on a piece of paper that say nothing about the qualities that will get you far in the workplace. Passion? Teamwork? Willingness to help others? They sadly don't play a part in grades whatsoever. - Entranced98

I'm Asian. I constantly worry about my school grades because I sometimes get Bs and Cs. My parents are typical Asian parents, they don't like it when I get a B or lower.

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2 They take the point of school away

That's actually the main problem with school. It chooses to obsess over academic ability through the use of rigorous testing and reporting. School is no longer about gaining knowledge or learning stuff that will one day be helpful as an adult. It's about memorizing a bunch of useless facts for a close-minded test.

That's why everyone hates going to school. - DCfnaf

3 Your parents torture you over them

I'm Asian and once I got a B on a math test (90%) and my mom thinks that it's "just OK"

I hate having high expectations Asian parents :(

4 They are not fair

Yeah I should totally get a D for missing something on a half day - 445956

Usually depends on the circumstances - it's especially ridiculous when grades are knocked down thanks to pretty insignificant things, like missing one lesson for a dentist's appointment or turning in just one little homework assignment a day late.

Sometimes even the work in class can be unfair. One time my Biology class took a big test just before grades came out, and a few of the questions were on material we hadn't covered in class, yet we were still expected to answer them. Nearly everybody got awful grades (and probably a nagging from their parents) thanks to that - luckily my grade wasn't too bad, but it was still horrifying to think that we were essentially being set up to fail the term. - Entranced98

I have gotten 0s on assignments that I have ALREADY TURNED IN. I had to confront the teachers a few times because of this. They eventually changed the grades on the “missing” assignments.

5 They make people cheat
6 They turned school into a hellhole

That's what I was thinking. School is both a jail and a hellhole. - HelloWhyImHere

7 They are a false way of determining intelligence

Writing a few letters on a dead peice of wood does not make you smart. YES. Can you believe it? It's so fascinating! - TwilightKitsune

Me: *trades with a person next to me with science quizzes to check and grade, nothing but colored pencils.
Friend: *Hmmm, she got it all wrong. *crosses out all numbers of the test*
Me: *realizes that I got a 0/5, and put the paper upside down." - HelloWhyImHere

8 Some parents think bad grades are the end of the world

I am Asian.

Me: mom I got an 89% on my math test
Mom: 89? That's a B! You're not studying enough!

9 They determine your future

Teachers think that if you get straight Ds or Fs, you will work at McDonalds

Asian grading scale:

A=ok you need to work harder still
B=bad needs lots of improvement
C=this is very bad
D=absolutely horrible
E=u dishonor the family
F=get out of the house and find a new family!

10 They were created by a selfish tutor named William Farish in an effort to increase his salary

Well fudge you, William Farish - TwilightKitsune

The Contenders

11 They destroy confidence

My period 5 class gave me a D when I did all my work but just because I did terrible on one assignment, and I literally tried, and it was posted in the gradebook like, 7 times, and I got a Z for all of them. It ended up as a D. I also have an E in period 6 when I have done all my work properly and for no apparent reason, I have an E. And yes, my school thinks that they should change F's to E's to sound less harsh but it still stresses us out. This won't make me want to get my grades up, neither will it get my hopes up of getting my grades up. Screw the school system. - 445956

12 People put too much of an emphasis on them
13 They judge your progress
14 They increase by a subtle amount, and decrease by a huge amount
15 If you’re Asian then the grades will really have an impact on your family

Asians view grades as this:

100%= A

Any grade that’s a 99% or below= F

16 Good grades really stress out Asian kids

Asian kid: oh no I got a 85 on the test
American friend/teacher: that’s good
Asian kid: but my parents will be so disappointed in me for getting a B!

17 Asian parents are strict about them

Asian Kid: I got 99% on my test
Asian parent: where’s the other 1%?

18 Asian parents view them differently than American parents

For example a B+ is a good grade to American parents but it’s viewed as a bad grade to Asian parents

19 You don’t even care about the grades you get in elementary and middle school once you become an adult
20 Teachers shame you over them
21 Some colleges demand perfect grades before they accept you into their schools
22 They determine your next school year

If the grade is bad enough you’ll be held back

23 They determine your summer

You need to take summer school if grades are bad enough

24 Parents shame you over them

Especially Asian parents

25 1 bad grade will affect your reputation

For example if you're Asian and you get all As and 1 B on your report card your parents will yell at you over that 1 B

26 They make you feel stupid
27 The grading system is unfair

Why is a 91 a B? It should be an A-!

28 The modified ones are stupid and dumb

Some classes have either “pass” or “fail” instead of letter grades. For example in a particular class if you get an 80 or above you will pass and anything below that is a fail, so of you get a 79 in the class you will fail it and you might need to retake it even though it’s the equivalent of a “C” grade!

29 Some teachers have high expectations over them

For example you know how Asian parents don’t like any grade lower than 100? Well in high school my special ed teacher got upset and angry at the whole class because they “failed” a kindergarten worksheet (they got only 1 or 2 wrong and I was the only one that got a perfect grade cause it was too easy for me). My teacher isn’t Asian by the way...

30 The teachers give you a zero even if the work is partially completed

Once I got a zero on my homework because I forgot to attach 1 file to it. So unfair!

31 Some parents think that a D is an F
32 Asian parents think that any grade lower than an A is an F
33 E is a grade

E is one of the worst grades ever. It’s considered an F+!

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2. They turned school into a hellhole
3. Your parents torture you over them
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1. They cause stress
2. They are a false way of determining intelligence
3. Some parents think bad grades are the end of the world
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1. They take the point of school away
2. They cause stress
3. Your parents torture you over them
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