There is a teacher at school who insists on describing kids by their grades. "Jane is a strong B student...Geraldo is a C student, but could do better."
I smile, nod, and say nothing. My internal monologue runs something like this, however: "WTF are you talking about?!"
I don't know what this means. Am I supposed to take this information to mean that students' performance in my class is predetermined? Do I automatically give up on the "F" kids? There's no explanation of how the grades were earned. Should I assume it reflects what they learned or just that they followed his rules? More importantly, isn't there better information to share about a student than a letter grade?