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<p>So, an accredited private school is changing their grading policy (as in a test/ quiz/ lesson/ project was worth x percent of your grade when you took it and studied for it, but now will be worth y percent) 2 days before the end of semester, and requiring the teacher (who is xferring at semester) to turn in an Incomplete for EVERY single student, so they can "correct" the grades. The lame excuse, I mean, reason given was that there was a sub for a few days during the previous 4 weeks (I don't mean an untrained babysitter-sub, I mean another HS math teacher). I feel this is very wrong and unfair to most of the students, if not all! There's more, but I'll rant on forever if I start-- GRRRRR!   <span><img alt="irked.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span></p>
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<p>I do know if this happens at a university, it is ILLEGAL bc it is a breach of a legally binding contract (the student pays for a class, and must be offered what was promised at the start of the class).</p>
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<p>Not sure there is anything that can be done. I've expressed my concern to the admin, but it has already gone out as a campus-wide memo from the director, and like ancient Persia, thus cannot be repealled, LOL. BUT I'd welcome any creative suggestions! thanks</p>
 

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<p>Get on their case for hiring an unqualified sub for those days? Either the sub is qualified and there's no reason to make a change, or the sub was not qualified and they should've hired a different one.</p>
 

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<p>That is not always the case at universities. There are instances when a syllabus can change, but yes, students are generally protected (and profs, too) because the syllabus is considered a contract. I can't imagine that is the case at the secondary level, though. I would schedule a meeting with the principal or headmaster to discuss what happened and why. Press for details and then make some determination about whether you want to do anything else. </p>
 
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