An "F" by Any Other Name . . .
3:07 PM, Apr 27, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
You can rename an "F" whatever you want-call it an "A" if you like-but guess what? Nobody's gonna be fooled. Especially not the failing student whose history you think you are rewriting by calling his "F" an "H." That's "H" for "Held." School districts all over the country are experimenting with this sort of thing in an effort to lower the dropout rate, reports FOXNews.com.
Okay, so make that "H" for "Hugged." Not "Hoodwinked," though. For, as many parents are forced to learn-and any decent teacher should know, as well-children, no matter their ages, are perfectly aware when they're being lied to. And that's a lesson they just don't want to be taught.