A Florida Teacher Was Fired For Giving Zeroes To Students Who Refused To Hand In Any Work

A Florida teacher has been fired for giving her students zeros for missing assignments. It’s against school policy for teachers at her school to give their students a zero, even if they hadn’t handed anything in.

Diane Tirado had been a teacher for years, most recently as an eighth-grade teacher at Westgate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Her teaching philosophy revolved around earning every mark that you get in her class.

Diane Gave Her Students Two Weeks To Finish The Assignment

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Facebook / Diane Tirado
Facebook / Diane Tirado

Diane gave her students two weeks to complete an assignment in their notebook. While most students at least were able to hand the project in to get part marks, some students decided they weren’t going to hand it in at all.

Since those students didn’t hand anything in, Diane gave them a zero despite the school policy that encouraged her not to. According to the school, Diane should’ve given them 50% to ensure that they still had a passing grade.