Senate Bill 2033 is now Section 28.0216 (District Grading Policy) of the Texas Education Code. The law was passed to protect the grading authority of teachers.
Texas Education Agency officials have emphasized that the new law "clearly applies to all types of grades."
Dallas ISD appears to be violating the Texas Education Code - again.
The state legislature has spoken with a clear and overwhelming voice of disapproval of minimum grading policies in Texas.
The Dallas ISD policy must be changed to comply with state law.
Dallas Morning News Friday, February 1, 2008 by Kent Fischer - Click Here
"Trustees voted 8-1 to keep the minimum 50 grade in policy. Trustee Carla Ranger was the lone dissenting vote.
"Mrs. Ranger said she couldn't see how a school could be penalized for wrongly increasing the grade of an athlete, while the district sanctions the whole-scale awarding of unearned grades to failing students everywhere.
"What's the difference?" Mrs. Ranger asked. "For me this is not just an academic question, it's an ethical question."