Abolishing grades

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As our country moves into the twenty-first century, it must closely evaluate its current system of doing things. Where better to start looking than at its future, today's students? However, an evaluation of today's students would probably not be positive. This is because students fear of failure and fear of getting bad grades. A simple solution to this problem would be to eliminate grades altogether and to reinstate the power of learning to gain knowledge …

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…even further into the future, it should also allow its students to better prepare for their futures. Abolishing grades and freeing them from the pressure associated with getting good grades would be a step in the right direction. It would allow them the opportunity to take chance, fail, succeed, challenge and be challenged at almost anything. Most importantly, it would allow students to do something they have been restricted from far too long, to learn.