The San Diego Unified School District is overhauling its grading system in an effort to become an “anti-racist” school district.
Under the new guidelines students will no longer be obligated to complete assignments on time or behave well in school.
San Diego Unified School District Vice President, Richard Barrera, says the changes represent an “honest reckoning” in the school system.
“This is part of our honest reckoning as a school district,” Barrera said. “If we’re actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years.”
“I think this reflects a reality that students have described to us and it’s a change that’s a long time coming,” he added.
The board will also be reviewing its zero-tolerance disciplinary policy on cheating in the coming weeks.