The scenario this week is about Grading. Check that out.
Note that the proposal mentions that "...there are several schools around the country that have taken steps away from the traditional A-F system..." Find an example of an American high school that has done this, either successfully or unsuccessfully. Since we've already discussed them, you shouldn't select a Sudbury School. Tweet a link to this example, along with @mrkaplanenglish and #apnshs, so that everyone can have multiple examples to draw from when considering the proposal.
The debate group for Thursday is Caraline, Johnny, Robby, Evan, Avery, Alexa, and Ruja. Those students should post any research they do to this post as a comment.
Those who are not in the debate group should post questions that have come up this week: questions that you think are central to a discussion of this issue but weren't addressed by our readings or discussion, questions that arise from the readings, questions you have for those who would defend the proposal, questions for those who stop it. These can double as the questions you plan to ask during the debate. Please post these before class.
The video we watched the first part of today was Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation. You should try to check out more about him and his ideas at the TED website.