South Carolina education board to consider conduct grades

Friday, August 15, 2014

South Carolina Board of Education members are weighing whether grades for students’ conduct should be included on report cards.

Board member Larry Kobrovsky proposed Wednesday requiring all districts to give students a letter grade for their effort, punctuality and neatness. Such skills are necessary for success in life, and the only way to stress expectations of personal responsibility is to put a grade on it, he said.

“This is the missing element,” said Kobrovsky, a former Charleston County School Board member. “No matter how much we spend, we won’t be successful unless we mold students to work hard. The only way we can do that is to grade that.”

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