Get the H Out of There

High school students in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will see an “H” instead of an “F” on their report cards if they fail a course. The “H” is supposed to stand for “held.” The Grand Rapids Press reports, “About 2,400 failing grades were converted to ‘held’ grades for the trimester. Students will have the option of repeating the course, taking it as an online class on Saturdays or evenings and working with tutors.”

I’m with the teachers’ union on this one. Grand Rapids Education Association President said the move reeks of desperation as administrators look for quick ways to improve the percentage of passing students.

It’s also going to cause some confusion for the local 4-H Club.