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March 16th, 2010
09:36 PM ET

On the List

Do you support or oppose the idea of an "F list"?

It started with an "F list," posted in a school hallway, showing the names of middle school students who were failing a class and ineligible to go to a school dance.  Some parents thought it was a violation of their students' privacy, but the principal hoped it would motivate students to get their grades up and get off the list.

The outcome was mixed.  The list did seem to be effective; the principal estimated that in a short period of time, half of the students on the list took action to get off of it by turning in assignments and upping their grades.  But after getting complaints, the principal changed his mind, said he regretted posting the list, and took it down.

So what do you think:  Would a list like this at your school do more good, more harm, or have another mixed outcome?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Laiali

    we dont have school dances at our school but having fellow students knowing that your failing a class or two, thats a bit to much and i disagree that a school should ever do that, much less not to even think about such a thing as that! embarrasing!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  2. Andrew

    I think that this will embarrass the students on that list. A better idea is to tell the students directly and help them without other students knowing.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  3. Kaylin

    I think that it was a good idea. If the list is encouraging people to get their grades up above the failing level it shouldn't be a problem. only the people that are worried about failing would look at it anyways so their all in the same boat.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  4. Chad

    It is a complete invasion of privacy. A students' grades are his/her business and his/her business only. Nor do I think that it is acceptable for a student to not be able to go to a dance because his/her grades.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Cody

    It would be mixed some people really don't care about there failing grades and some people do care and if it was shown to everyone in the school they would be hurt.... bad

    March 16, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  6. Daniela

    It is an invasion of privacy. it will not motivate students to put their grades up. The best way to do that is to take them to the office and speak to them privately.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  7. Hima

    I think that having an "F list" would actually be good for out school. Our dances are really fun, and not being eligible to go would be a huge concern for many students. Those on the "F list" would spring into action, and raise their grades, for sure!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
  8. Jen

    I think that revealing the grades of students is not being considerate towards those who want to keep their grades personal. However, some students ignore the notice if it is not in public and continue to slack. I think the principal wanted to show the kids that their grades do matter and they need to step it up, no matter how embarrassing it can be. In order to keep up their public reputation in school, students would most likely push to earn that "A" they are reaching for, and as a reward, the school dance.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  9. Jenny

    What the failing students need is not a reminder of theri failure.
    So what is the use of the LIST? To embarrass them further?

    March 16, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  10. SaDee

    I dont agree with posting students private grades. In my school we go with a list that post your grades but with a personal number that only you and your family know. This prevents privacy arguments. I think what our school does is great and this school should concider it

    March 17, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  11. Rumi

    In my school, we'll put the students who get good grade on the test in the list and post on the school website. I think it's a way to encourage students. The one wants to get on the list may work harder and get a better grade. (I'm from Taiwan actually.)

    March 17, 2010 at 7:27 am |
  12. Alex

    I don't think a "F list" is a very good idea. I think kids should be motivated by other things then getting off a list. It is also a invasion of privacy. It was a bad idea and the pricipal should never had put it up

    March 17, 2010 at 7:44 am |
  13. Josh

    I think an "F" list would be a good way to motivate students to get better, but it should remain private. My school would react badly, because everyone should have the right to the privacy of their grades. If it was not public, I would think it's a good idea.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:51 am |
  14. Jordyn

    I think it's rude to post people's grades in public. Grades should be kept private and having the grades posted for all their peers to see would be very embarrassing. I think it's great motivation for them not to be able to go to the dance, but I think that the grades should be kept private. If they really wanted to go, they would work on their grades themselves, so there's no need to post them in public.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:53 am |
  15. Destiny

    I think he should have kept it (the list) up there because it lets kids know they need to try harder and do better. And just because you don't get to go to one dance doesn't mean you can't go to another.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:54 am |
  16. Elijah

    I feel that it is wrong but it also is good because it gets them to raise their grade so no one can make fun of them.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:55 am |
  17. william

    I think that the school board would take it down. I think it is an invasion of kids privacy. They could just send a letter home instead.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  18. Maggie

    An "F List" would only discourage and embarrass students. Poor grades is a subject to be dealt with privately between the student, parent and teacher.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  19. Preston

    It is an invasion of privacy and the school should do something about it.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  20. Dora Dora

    I think such list does more harm than good for especially middle school student. If my name was posted on the list , I would not have confidence anymore , and , what's worse , I would start to hate the principal and the school.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  21. Addison

    The "F" list probably really helps the school's grades, but they probably embarrassed everyone on it because they posted it in the hallway like that.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  22. Greg

    I think a public list of failing students would be very likely to motivate them to get off the list. If you were on a list of failing grades that every one in the entire school could see, you woukld do what it takes to get and keep yourself off that list. As for the student who would celebrate being on the list, well, they deserve it then, if they think failing is a good ting. What does irritate me about this is that the principal bucked to a few disgruntled parents who probably weren't helping their kids to begin with if they were failing.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  23. Anthony

    I think that kids who failed/failing would not apprecate it. And, neither would I. Even though I most likely wouldn't be on it yet, I think this could offend kids that wanted to keep this secret, and not have other kids make fun of them for being "stupid", or "dumb".

    March 17, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  24. Mary

    Having your failure be posted to the whole school would be humiliating! It would probally bring your grade up, because you want your name off, but would bring down your self confidence knowing that everyone knows you failed.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  25. Caroline

    I think this is a bad idea because it's invading their personal privacy. Would you wan't your bad grade posted on the school wall for EVERYONE to see?

    March 17, 2010 at 8:51 am |
  26. Megan

    This is just so wrong. What that guy did is just so mean. Because who really wants thier name on a "F" list, and in public view!? It embaresses the kids and its unfair!

    March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  27. Abby

    I think if this kind of list was at our school it would do alot of harm because alot of kids would be upset than when everybody saw it they would make front of them and it just wouldn't be right.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  28. Katie

    As an educator, it maddens to watch a parent of a "failing" student be so concerned with the fact that his child's "F" was posted for all to see, when in my opinion, his bigger concern should be that his child has a failing grade.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  29. Matt

    I thimk it would give them more harm. The reason why is because some kids might get embarrest because the whole school would see that grade.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  30. na

    it is real that our social system support school grade.
    so as you could have said " you can lose their privilege
    without your study effort."
    it would be good for student's awareness.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  31. Hunter

    I'm a little two-sided. I think it is a good idea since it gets students motivated to get their grade up. I don't like it, however, because it is an invasion of the student's privacy by showing any one who walks by the principal's office their bad grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  32. Korbin

    I belive that the principal did the wrong thing with showing the public other students grades. Even if he had a good reason for doing it he should have asked the opionion of the students, then he wouldnt have got bad reports from parents.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  33. Jacob

    This principal should have put the f grades on the list and on the wall because this helped the people with f grades increase their low decreasing percentage.This way they can go to the dance.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  34. Laura

    I think that the F- list caused students to feel violated and also feel like they had no privacy. A way the principal could have fixed this is by putting all the students he was going to let go to the school dance. This way other students would know only who made good grades and not failing grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  35. Lauren

    I think the principal of the the school is doing a wrong thing by posting students' failing grades. it is a violation of their privacy and should not ever been posted.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  36. Talazia

    I think posting the students failing grades was wrong and would have been embarassing for those who did fail. The principal could have talked to the students that failed privately; that way everyone wouldn't know who was making failing grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  37. kelsey

    i feel the principle was wrong for posting the kids grade because of embarresment. he should have put kids who were going to save emabarresment from his students it sounds like he wanted to scare or embarres them into being good he should had confrences without it being public.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  38. matt

    the princible should of let the stedents know in a diffrent way. away from all the school

    March 17, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  39. Maddie

    I believe that grades are for students, teachers and parents to know and not anyone else's business. Taking away students privileges to go to the dance is okay, but posting the grades is embarrassing and unacceptable.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  40. Meagan

    It was a waste of paper and an embarassing moment for those who did have a "F" It was a waste of time to. I think it was wrong because he could have just posted the people who got to go to the prom then the people who did get to go would be the only ones to know thier name was off the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  41. Meagan

    It was a waste of paper and an embarassing moment for those who did have a "F" It was a waste of time to. I think it was wrong because he could have just posted the people who got to go to the prom then the people who didn't get to go would be the only ones to know thier name was off the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  42. Timothy

    In China,the grades of students is absolutely going to post on a list ,almost every test ,some of the teachers do think is an effective way to encourage their students to do better next time ,but it never occurs to them what they did maybe hurt students ,even drive them crazy and lose confidence on their own studies,so i hardly think is a good way to post it.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  43. Dylan

    I think that the F-list is Embaressing because you dont need to show every bodys grades on the school hallway. What he should have done was post the students that could go instead of the students that couldent go. So in all concluding he should never do this again and if he does this should be adresed!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  44. Kenzie

    I think that if the kids knew about a dance coming up then they should have know to get those grades up. They should have them good anyways. so it actually was a good idea if they didnt want it to be know about their bad grades then they shouldnt have had them at all.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  45. Isabel

    I think that it will have a mixed outcome. Students need to have motivation to turn in assignments, but posting an "F" list is going too far. It taking embarrasment to a new level, and that is not smart on the Principal's part. The students and the parent's of the "F" list students are going to complain and maybe some of the "A" students might complain if they think it is wrong. Every school if different because of the different students in the school; so this experiment's outcome is going to be different based on the school.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  46. Venoos

    I think it’s wrong and embarrassing that other students see what your grade is. They should have just called the students to the office and talk them one by one or just send an email to the parents instead of just embarrassing them all.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  47. Derrek

    I think it is a good idea to have a list of students out, so that way thy know whether or not they are failing. However, I think that he could have posted a list of people that weren't failing, instead of the ones that were failing.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  48. Kaes

    While I oppose humiliation of students I would like to see parents doing their job as parents. Please stop covering for the mistakes of your kids and let them learn from their mistakes. We're raising a group of kids who don't know how to fail and pick themselves up. How is this generation going to survive on their own if parents keep solving their problems for them. It made me mad that parents were more upset about their children's self esteem then they were about them failing in middle school. It is a world gone mad.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  49. Carl

    I've never heard something so ridiculous that a fully grown man, in this case the principal of a school would treat students as laughing stock to other students. In some cases it may have positive results, but in the majority it would worsen the general attitude of those already struggling. It's a downright disregard for their studies because it humiliates them, and furthermore it deepens the negative learning curve for many. With all due respect the principal should be fired to set an example to others.

    I'm all for discipline, but at what expense? In this scenario perhaps punishing them had the right affect to get some students to a school dance, but a list of names in front of classmates, and for the whole school to see is not my idea of motivation.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  50. tony

    I think it was fair not letting the kids go who F's
    maybe next time they will turn in there homework
    and they will be able to go to the next dance.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:43 am |
  51. Kasey

    I think that it was wrong for the school to post the list of failing students. They should either post a list of who can go to the dances, or just personally inform the students who are failing and their parents.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  52. Emma

    I think that while the Principal's reasons for posting the list were perfectly acceptable, I don't think that it was right to violate the student's privacy by posting their failing grades without first asking them.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  53. howard

    i think it is really cool that he did that to let the students know that they need to turn there work in to go to the dance are school needs more money

    March 17, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  54. Jared

    I think that they should have put up a list of students that can go to the dance. If they did this then you could still see if you have a failing grade and have motivation to bring your grade up.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  55. jeannie

    ..... i think the idea of a F list is not smart because its not right to make some on feel bad about their selves....

    March 17, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  56. Efren

    now teachers are just bord and just want to do some lame.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  57. Jeannine

    I don't think that's very fair ...
    I know if i was failing I wouldn't want my name on the failing list...
    at my school the teachers keep a list of all the kids who can come to a special event.... and when we want to get in they check to see if we're on the list and if we are, we're let in....
    I think that's a lot better because then kids who are failing aren't humiliated and laughed at....

    March 17, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  58. Alysa

    If they can have a a list for the good kids they should have a list for bad kids, it will porbably motivate most kids because of teh dance reason and embarresing way, but i would defiently do it for the dance!!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  59. Ty

    Disagree with this i think it is a total invation of a students pivecy and that if a student is inelgeable do to a failing grad he/she should be told in person or a phone call home, but i do agree with the dad in the video.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  60. Dan

    I think that failing grades should be between parents and teachers, not the whole school, its embarrassing and rude, it could even turn some students into a laughing stock

    March 17, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  61. sophia

    I agree with the "F" list because if they are allowed to post lists of the people that are good, why not be able to post a list of the ones that aren't doing very good. It could inspire them to do better because they realize that they want to do better in school.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  62. Lex

    I think that posting that list is a good idea! If my name was on it i know i would get my grades up! So i do think that it motivates kids to do better.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  63. Ty

    I disagree with this i think it is a total invation of a students pivecy and that if a student is inelgeable go to a dance or a school even do to a failing grad he/she should be told in person or a phone call home.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  64. joey

    i think it is a good thing because then kids will be motivated to get their grade up. maybe they could have dont it in a different way like my school. we do the same thing but instead ofthe kids name they swap it for their I.D number so the kids wont kno whos grade is to whos

    March 17, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  65. Lex

    I think that posting that list was a good idea. I know that if i had my name on there i would try to bring my grade up. & i also think that the parents shouldn't be mad about it because it's there kid's fault their name is on it.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  66. cody

    I think that using the kids names is not a good idea. Instead, they should give each student an i.d. number or card and use that to post on the "F" list.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  67. dale

    if the studentshave a F that is there problem nobody elses they have to get motovative if they want there grade to go up

    March 17, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  68. nic

    i disagree with having names on the list. a solution would be to put their I.D. numbers in stead of their name. thats what our school does.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  69. Ashley

    I think that the "F" list would be effective on some students but others wouldn't care. Some people wouldn't care because they already brag about having bad grades. I don't think it's the best idea though. Some people would be realy embarassed about it because maybe they tried but coulldn't get the grade.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  70. Spencer

    I think he did the right thing, he motivated half the kids to get off the list.
    I would find it embarising to look up and see my name up there where everybody could see it. I would want to get my name off there. It hopefully gets people who dont usually care, to care about there grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  71. Derek

    i think its good and bad that he had put those names up there. its good because some of people who had been on that list got those assingments or projects in so they could go and not be on the list. It's bad because its an invasion of privace because its like not someones business to see that someone else is a failing a certain class.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  72. will

    at are school they have I.D. numbers for all the students so then when they put the paper up only the person whos I.D number knows and then we get motiveated to do our work

    March 17, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  73. will

    i think it will motiveat people to get there homework done

    March 17, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  74. will

    i think that was wrong

    March 17, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  75. Ryan

    I feel an F list would do more harm than good. An F list makes students more susceptible to being made fun of for bad grades in my opinion. Poor performance in school should be kept between the school, parents, and the students, not posted for the whole student population to see.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  76. Derek

    I think that it was a good idea, because already half the students got their work turned in, because if they didn't push the student to get their work in, it would never be turned in

    March 17, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  77. Aaron

    Truthfully, I think it will motivate the kids to put extra effort into the work that must be passed in to make the grade. but on the other hand, it is offensive towards the kids. It is a violation of privacy, so, im on the fence about the topic

    March 17, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  78. Alicia

    Instead of students' names, the list should identify them by their school ID numbers. That way they know who they are, but still remain anonymous.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  79. Payge

    Students know they are failing.But some parent don't know that their childis doing that poorly.I support what he did.He got the result he wanted was that students would be help responsible for earning thing like attending a dance.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  80. Brian

    I think that it is a good idea because, if I saw my name on that list I would be motivated to get better grades. If I was a principle I would think about doing that, I would make sure if it was okay with everyone first though.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  81. Simon

    The idea was good. It was even working too! I think the the principal should have kept with his idea. Not to mention the others shouldn't have complained because their friends and parents already knew they were failing and the people that didn't know them wouldn't care.
    The principal should've left the list up on the wall.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  82. Alex

    Privacy is important!, I believe that every student has a right to some degree of privacy, and the principal riped that right away from them.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  83. jesus

    I support this "F" list. At my school we have a mandatory homework assistance class. On Tuesday and Wednesday they have to go after school to this and get help if you have a D or F in a class. It really helps because most f the kids don't want to stay after school for an hour.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  84. Katelyn

    I feel that the student wouldn't have to worry about being embarrassed if he/she would have had a good grade in the first place. Obviously it is working if the students have already worked on the grade. If that is what it is going to take to keep students grade up then I think there isn't any reason why they can't continue with this idea. Maybe if they could email or have a private list that the students could look at then maybe that would be better and that way the whole school won't see it.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  85. carley

    I think that the F list is a good idea because it will make the students want to do better so the grade they received wont be posted for everyone to see. It wasn't the principles fault that he/she got the failing grade if they don't like their grade then they can do something about it, Middle school kids should be respectable enough not to make fun of kids who are getting bad grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  86. Rodney

    I think it is a good way to motivate kids to pull there grades up.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  87. j.

    i think its wrong to take away the kids privileges because of an F. Some kids have a hard time in school. Just because of that they lose the right to a social event. I think thats straight up dumb. Its not fair to those kids that struggle. Our school would suck because a lot of kids wouldnt go to the dance, and no one would be motivated.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  88. Rodney

    I think it would embarrass most kids in the school

    March 17, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  89. Laura

    The idea was an awesome one! The principle should have stood by what he had said. The parents, if they were that worried, they should have payed attention to the their child's education. Even if they did know, grades aren't so personal that the other people in your class and your friends don't know about them. He should have left it up, afterall, unlike what the parents were saying, it WAS working. Students were handing things in. The punsihment was just, as well as right. If you didn't study, then you shouldn't be allowed privileges.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  90. Jocelyn

    Some kids need that extra push to get passing grades. They need to have consequences for not doing what they need to be doing. There are going to be people offended or embarrassed for having their name on the list, yes. but if that's what needs to be done to get them motivated than it should be done.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  91. sarah

    I think that it is wrong to put out a list of the failing students. Their grade shouldn't be put out for everyone to see. The principal should have sent a letter out to the kids parents telling them that the kid is failing and wont be able to go to the dance.
    If that happened to me, i would be really mad about it, and complain.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  92. Paco

    we have something like that but we don't come out and say the kids names

    March 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  93. Cory

    I believe students have the right to keep their grades private, if they want. I don't think this school should be doing that, the parents are right, that is embarrassing to the student. It's basically telling every other person that looks at that list, that you're a failure in school.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  94. Logan

    That's not fair that they had there grades posted and every one else didn't. It might have been fair if there principle had posted everyones grade in the whole school. Then agin it might have been better.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  95. Josh

    I think this is a violation of the amendment that states no unreasonable search or violation of privacy, this is definitely a violation of privacy and it is really embaracing, why can't you just tell the parents instead of letting the hole world know.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  96. Dennis

    I think what the principal did was right. If the kid has an F something needs to be done. The parents need to quit complaining. If you were a good parent your child wouldn't have an F in the first place. I can see how it might feel to be picked on for an F but that would help the kids get better grades. Embaresment is a form of motivation because they get off the list so they are no longer embaressed.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
  97. Trevor

    I think that it's not that big of a deal and it might help kid's get their grades up.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  98. Alexander

    Well I don't think it is a good idea. The reason why I think that is because if someone sees a specific person on it they are going to bug them. Like if I had an F I wouldn't want everyone to know that I have one. Our teachers post grades in their class rooms but they don't use our names they use our student id numbers instead of our names. So I personally think that is a bad idea.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  99. Hailee

    Personally, I think the list worked and didn't cause that much harm. It motivated the students to get their grades up and about half of them did. Yeah it is the parents' job to get their children to get good grades but they weren't doing a good job at it. So the princible took action and now alot of students are not failing. I don't really see how it could have caused any harm. In junior high the students should be mature enough not to make fun of anyone just bacause they have a bad grade.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  100. Angela

    I believe it was wrong to post student grades. It violates the students privacy. If the princable wanted to tell them that they couldnt go he coulda pulled them into his office. Plus the student needed to be resonsible

    March 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  101. Mitchell

    It is perfectly fine.... they might have been able to make a list of kids that can go but i still think that a "F" list isn't bad it is telling the kids to work harder thats all.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  102. Maycie

    I think its wrong, and against privacy. It could be embarressing for the student who has the F, if the principle really wanted the students to turn in their work he could have spoken to them individualy. or he could have spoken to the whole class saying that if you have an F and you get your work in before the dance then you can go. He handled it the wrong way.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  103. Rachel (^;

    I think If we had an f list at our school it would have a mixed out come, because some people would feel embarrassed and feel that the school invaded their privacy, or maybe some kids would turn in their work and up their grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  104. anel

    I do not support this idea because its not any ones business and the whole school is looking at it. And its really embarrasing.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  105. Dannielle

    I have mixed feelings because as being a student i have had some hard times and bad grades and i don't think its fun to be publicly embarrased but I also think that its a good idea because getting in trouble has helped me do better in school and I think that it is especially effective for 8th graders because they need to pull it together because in high school everything counts

    March 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  106. Jake

    I think that it was a good idea for the principal to do what he did. I think that what he did was smart because no student likes their friends to see their grades especially if it was an F. So by doing what the principal did I think that it would cause the kids to try and work that much harder and if the principal kept doing it I think that a lot more kids would have better grades. But at the same time some people think that it is wrong because they say that it is “an invasion of their privacy”. But I think that it is just for their own good.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  107. Samantha

    I think that the principle should not have done that. That is not nice to share grades for the whole school to see. If the principle really wanted to post “F” grades use numbers for the students, then they memorize them. Or give them a slip of paper saying they can't go to the dance, but if they get their assignments in they will be able to go.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  108. taylor

    i think some people would find this wrong, and some would say this can help. considering it did help the school, i think its a good idea. if you're names posted out in the open where everyone can see it, it would most likely modivate you to work harder, and for those who don't clearly don't care enough.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  109. Samantha

    I think that it would do more harm to the school, and the student. To the student because he/she might have friends that don't like to be with people who get F's and/or bad grades, and cause that student much grief. To the school, because the student who got the bad grade might have too much grief, and move to a new school.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  110. Isaiah

    I think that a failing list should not be posted beacuse it violates the students right to privacy also i believe that students should be able to go to the dance regardless of anything exept if they are expelled or something

    March 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  111. Levi

    I think the principal had every right to post that list. Its the parents responsibility to push there child to do the best but at some point the principal/teacher need to take action. I can see why some people where offended but if the student turned in there work. In our school we post list too but we use student ID numbers so only the student and the teacher know there grade.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  112. Brandon

    I think it would do more harm than anything. Some students may not care whether or not other students know what grades they have. But then some other students don't want other students to know if they are failing. It is not the brightest thing to do.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  113. Gelestino

    I think it would not help because then it would embarrass them about their grades and maybe drop out.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  114. Fin

    I think it is a good idea, people should know they are failing and get there grades up so they can go to the dance if they want to go. and if they feel embarrassed who cares if you fail its your fault if you dont want people to know you are failing dont fail DUH!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  115. Tim

    I don't think that it is a big deal that the principal posted the peoples name s who were failing because about half of the kids got their grades up. I think that people should have privacy but I don't think that just because someone knows that you have an F that it is an invasion of privacy.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  116. Courtney

    I think that the "F" list would have a mixed outcome at my school because I think there would be some people who would think it is an invasion of privacy but I really don't think that it would be an issue. For me it would help motivate me to bring my grades up so everyone doesn't have to see my name on the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  117. bethany

    It would do more harm because it would make the students feel like more of a failer...the reason why the students did turn in there work was because they wanted their name off the list not just so they could of gone to the dance but so their name would be off it.i know at my school it would cause more than problems than help!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  118. kelly

    I dont support the idea of an "f list", because first students would be really mad.(of course) I also think that is kind of personal to show other people's grade, but the whole you cant to the prom, if you dont raise your grade is a good way to motivate students to actually do there work!!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  119. Kevin

    I am a homeschool student at the moment, but at my old school, doing something like that could possibly get the principal fired.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  120. Ashley

    i think that they should but the F llist up because then it will make people work harder to get there grade up. yeah its apart of there privacy but alot of people are on it and not just them. maybe if they get thhere grades up and work harder people wouldnt have to see there name on the F list. If there parents don't do anything about it then the principle is going to have to. because most parents don't care about there kids grade but if the kid knows that there name is gonna be shown in front f everyone there get there grade up. and if they know that they can't go to the dance or field trips then they will again tryto get there grade up. its common sense. get yourgrade up or get punished for it. well thereyou go get your grades up or suffer the consequences.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  121. Brittney

    I don't think that it is right how the principal would post their grades with their names out where other students can see it, me as a student would be ashamed if I was getting F's and knowing that everyone else can see it, so i would suggest that they put the students ID's on it so other kids in the school can't see it, or maybe even call or send a note home to the parents, so they are aware of it. But I do agree on not letting them go to the dance if they are failing, because some parents don't do anything about their kids failing, so the kid won't try to get their grades up, and if they really wanted to go to the dance they would try their hardest to get their grades up.Also the kids passing should get a reward for their hard work.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  122. Jordan

    I think the “F” list is a good idea because it encourages the failing students to turn in their assignments. It may be embarrassing to the students but that same embarrassing feeling is causing them to turn in their papers. So far it seems to be working and how is it far that the failing students get the same activities as the straight “A” students. I actually encourage this idea and I wish they would do it at my school.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  123. Derek

    My opinion on the principal posting the kids grades. I think it violates the kids privacy but it does motivate the kids so that they will get there home work done. My school...we take the students Id numbers and put them in the class rooms. I think the principal should do that at the other school so that the other students only now there Id number and not the whole school. It makes me feel safer for my privacy and its a good way to motivate all the students and still he can keep the students privacy from all of their friends.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  124. joellen

    i do not like that idea it is a bad idea

    March 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  125. Collin

    Mixed outcome... This situation causes embarassment, although it motivates the student, it is still wrong. It's on the right path to motivation, but humiliation could cause worse grades. If a worker wasn't doing his/her job correctly, you wouldn't broadcast the message throughout the building. That would make the worker want to quit.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  126. Bailey

    I think the principle did the right thing about putting the kids grade down and about not going to the dance but he shouldn't of put the middle schoolers names down, only their school number instead or something like that.
    So if i was a principle i wouldnt of put the kids names down.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  127. Nick

    I think that it was an invasion of the students privacy. I think that they should have at least put the students I.D. number instead of their name. If their name was posted I think that it might motivate the students to get their work in so that they are not embarrassed.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  128. allyshia

    i think that its very wrong to embarase people about there grades. Some people are very mean and will make fun of them.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  129. Alexis

    I don't think it is right for the principle of this school to do this to his students because the kids who were on that list might get very embarrassed when the other kids in the school see that this kid is failing a class and can't go to the dance now another reason is because other kids might make fun of them.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  130. Neerav

    I'm sure such a list would be beneficial for the students, but no-one would want to be humiliated in such a way, so it would just worsen the teacher-student relationship.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  131. Shawn

    The "F" list is certainly not a bad thing. In a way it is an incentive for passing grades. if you don't want to be on the list, turn in your homework and then their is no worry about making the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  132. Karen

    While I understand why the principal posted the list I can see the point of view of the parents that were concerned about privacy issue. At my school teachers could never get away with posting a list of failures – only passing grades. I agree that it is a strong motivator and it obviously worked to get students to do their work. I want to know why the parent that was interviewed apparently didn't know that his child was failing? Was he that out of touch with what was going on with his child in school? Students don't fail overnight. It is usually an involved process that takes time.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  133. amber

    i think you should be able to have your privacy and shouldn't have everybody looking at your grades

    March 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm |
  134. Antonio

    It may have helped half of the students but how has it affected the other ones ?The principal should have at least informed the parents about it so there wouldn't be all of this tension .

    March 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  135. Jenna

    I thought that the "F" List was a great list. It really helped student's GPA's and the list should never have come down. So what if parents complained about it. It made them realize that their kids were failing and that something needed to be done about it. Do you want your kid to fail school, or do you want to make them try to pass class and learn something?

    At my high school, once a month we have a "No Tardy Party". If a student can go all month without a single tardy per class, they get to go to a party and leave the class before lunch by ten minutes early.
    This may not be about grades, but it improved our daily attendance a lot!!

    I don't understand why this "F" List was such a disaster for people...jez... Come on, really.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  136. Jeanette

    I don't think that it was right for the principal to do that because, once you do that they might feel ashamed and then just sink farther and farther in failure.!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  137. Benguin

    I think the prinicipal shouldnt have done that, because it could have embarrassed the people on the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  138. benguin

    i think it could go both ways. it could help students try harder. but it could also make them feel embarrassed

    March 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  139. matt

    i think that the principal should not have done that it could lead to embarassment.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  140. Benguin

    I think it should be aloud. It the kids grades going and get there work done. You should not be ashamed of your grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  141. Benguin

    I think that it was dumb. The principal should have just called the people one by one to his office and tell them whats wrong. He shouldnt have put that list on the wall.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  142. Amy

    The principal could have posted the people that could have gone to the dance. So other people could have the idea to change thier grade.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  143. Zane

    I think that the Principles intentions were good. I myself forgeting stuff, a lot, it would be a great reminder of my current grades and if i need to improved. BUT! He didnt think this all the way through, there could be much better ways to tell a student they have an F.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  144. will

    i think that some students might feel embarassed

    March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  145. aaron

    i think that though it may be motivational it is also embarrassing and i oppose the idea of the list

    March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  146. Benguin

    I dont think it was nice to do that and for some people it could be raelly embaracing and parents probably dont like it.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  147. michelle

    i don't think its right to post grades on the school wall. because its privacy for only those people that got a f in class.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  148. steven

    field trips and new pencils and new pre algebra.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  149. mathew

    I think that was a good idea. It was only to get the kids motivated and to get their grades UP! If you want to go to the dance keep your grades up and no slacking. He didn't have to do that if the students KEPT THEIR GRADES UP!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  150. Avery

    I think the list would be a good thing. The students would have known about if they were going to be failing a class or not. The principle not letting the students go to the dance was a good idea to so instead of thinking about what to wear to the dance and all the things that go along with it they could be working on their grades. Most students would not make fun of others just because they were failing anyway.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  151. Benguin

    That principal shouldn't have done that because that was mean to some people and it's a good thing he said he wasn't going to do it again

    March 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  152. Antonio

    How is making the kids feel dumb and taking away there priveleges motivating them ? Wouldn't it be better if they congratulate them and reward them when they are doing good ? If they are constantly not doing work and becomes an issue I would understand, but posting a list of failing grades is wrong I would post a list of passing grades and motivate them to get on that list .

    March 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  153. Benguin

    if someone found my grades i would be embarrassed

    March 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  154. Reed

    i think that putting up that list is not right because of others privacy of grades and some students know that they are getting an F andthey dont care.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  155. Mrs. Lewis's class

    We think they should have put the list of who COULD attend the dance on the wall instead of the failing student names.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  156. Ian

    I think that the principle should have contacted the parents to get their approval about their child being on the list before it was posted.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  157. India

    I think that if some people want to go to a prom with the [same sex] than let them. It is not right to take away from some people just because of one couple.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  158. Emily

    The list was a good idea. That way they would get their grades up. If you were on track with your grades then you wouldn't have to worry about your name on that list. Also if that father would put more effort into his daughter homework the way he's doing into this statement, she wouldn't be failing. Bottom line is people need to let the schools do their job because when they get in college no one is gonna care about a list or how a student feels...it's all about indenpendence.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  159. joel

    I think it will be good then the kids will wont to get a's because then there pieres wont see

    March 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  160. Gail

    I agree with the concept of rewarding students for positive behavior and good grades. I disagree with embarrassing kids though. That is cruel.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  161. Gargujuan

    I totally agree with the principle. Students should not be going to prom if they cant even manage their grades. How can they manage a girlfriend if they can't even manage their grades? The list would encourage them to raise their grades, and if they can't handle that kind of pressure they shouldn't have started to fail their classes in the first place!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm |
  162. Haden

    It makes me sick to think a school could do that. Only thing the list does is make a person tease and possibly commit sucide!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  163. Maximillion

    I don't see what the big deal is! Public humiliationis the best form of motivation! If we brought the stocks back then people will stop comitting crimes!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  164. Maggie

    I feel that the "F" list is a great idea. Sure anyone can look at it but if you are embaressed about your name being on it, then you're motivated to get off of it which would help students to get better grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  165. Tanya

    There good and bad about it puting your grade front of the school body. Good it will motivation doing well in school. Bad reason is that privacy giving your name in public. They should put birthday or id number.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  166. Maria

    I believe the list was a good idea as long as there was a way for students to get off of it and fix their grades to go to the school dance. Students who are failing should focus on studying before having fun.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  167. Rachel

    I feel That If It's "Ok", Or No Problem For Teachers To Post An Honor Roll Or "A" List Then Its "Ok" To Post An "F" List.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  168. Nicole:)

    I think that the "F" list was a really good idea because the students started to hand there homework in on time and they got caught up. If they never got "F"s then i dont think that they would have been embaressed about there name being on the list but they were the ones that stopped turning in there homework so to me thats their fault for that. They had to loss special things like prom if they really wanted to go then they would have turned in there homework and stopped messing around and doing other things.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  169. Adam

    Yes i think that is right cause people need to see there grade and so they can try to get there grades up. I went from a F to All A and B and one C. I'm trying to get my grade in my social Study class up and last time it was a f it went up to a C. But they need to get to see there grade cause it not fair cause they just don't want to pass they want to. I will be posting Good Bye.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  170. Meekalika

    I think the F list is a good idea because embarrassment really did motivate the students to do better. When you make your mistakes out loud, you never make them again because you don't want to deal with the embarrassment.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  171. Tracy

    Honestly I think it should be confidential to students what their grade is but a list in the hall isn't that bad but, what we do at our school is a list with our student Id numbers instead of names.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  172. linda

    ttHE F LIST IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE THE ONE WHOS ON THE LIST DON'T WANT THERE FIRENDS TO KNOW SO THAT MAKE THEM WANT TO GET THERE GREADS UP AND I THINK ALL SCHOOL S SHOULD DO THAT SO KIDS CAN KNOW AND TRY TO MAKE THEM DO MORE WORK

    March 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  173. Ashley

    i would be mad if that happend to me our school does it by ids and it works pretty well

    March 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  174. Zachary

    This is a great idea!!!! The punishment must fit the crime. You play hooky, you pay. You make up that school work at home while your friends who actually did their work go play and have fun

    March 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
  175. 6A

    It was a good idea, but placing the names of students and their failing grades was unkind and unfair. Maybe the principal can contact the student's parents and inform them of the grade. At that time, the student could be posted on a list that cannot attend the dance.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  176. Current Events Class

    We the students at [our school] feel that this list is foolish and insulting. We know what our grades are and we don't need the whole school to know. This system is more defeating than helpful.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  177. Tybeeithy

    some people need to deal with it if they knew that there name was going to be on the , then they should have worked to get there grades up. I know that is mean to say but i agree with the princalble if he showed the list it would push them to do.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  178. Lucy

    I can't believe he did that!!! Those kids knew they were failing so his saying he did it to motivate kids is not true. Those kids sit in class everyday and they know what their grades are . If he wanted to ban the kids with F's from the dance, why not just announce – if you have an F in any class you are not allowed to go to the dance. If you are uncertain if that pertains to you, come see me. He knew exactly what he was doing – grandstanding! No only that, I understand that the list was 4 weeks old and some of the F's were no longer F's. How can a person with a principal's degree be so dumb – he had to know the law and if he didn't then that school system should be looking for someone who does. It is also my understanding that there were kids in the hall looking at the names and crying because their names were on the list – how on earth can anyone support that concept? Yes, the kids shouldn't have gotten F's in the first place but it has been happening since the beginning of school times and will continue forever – face it some kids just can't do English well, or maybe math or whatever – and never will but is it necessary to tell the whole school about their inabilities or failures – how can you support a school principal who does that?

    March 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  179. Zilly

    its not right for everyone to see even if people think it is motivating it is a invasion of privacy

    March 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  180. Macy

    How could you not know that you were failing a class. Your teachers tell you all the time. Its your own problem. So i think that dad should grow up and stop being such a baby.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  181. Riley

    I really think that the list will help all the kids that didn't know that they had an F. It would give them more modivation to keep their grades up. But when the pricible did that he should have taken the kinds into his office or have the teacher tell them that, insted of posting it for the whole school to see.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  182. Tyler

    I think it is a very big violation of privacy. If I was at that school I would not like all the other kids to know I had a F. That would be totaly embarrassing to me.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  183. Taylor

    I feel that the principle shouldn't have posted the grade for everyone to see. He should have sent home a letter to the students saying if you don't improve your grade you won't get to be included in activities. It would have just let the parents and child know, not the whole school who checkks the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  184. Travis

    I have thought of a brilliant way to remove oneself from the dreaded "F List" and through off the shackles of public humiliation and embarrasment: DONT FAIL. Jeez is it really that hard people? Plus we're talking about MIDDLE SCHOOL here, the real funny part is that the moron parents get mad at the school, not their children. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  185. Dashawn

    I think it was a good idea for the Principle to do that. It makes the kids embarrassed which will motivate them to get those grades up. And if i were a parent of a teen that had their name on that list, I wouldn't have acted like the man in the video. Because I would know my child was embarrassed and he or she would get their grades up quick.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  186. Victoria

    I would love to have that. I might be on there though. I get very distracted in class, which makes it hard to concentrete. Maybe the list will help distracted students try harder. (Like me.)

    March 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  187. J

    I belive that there should not be an "F" list. It disrupts the privacy of other students so they might be teased. However, should the student be on this list, I belive that "It might give an incentive for the student to change."

    March 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  188. Wynn

    I believe that this is wrong. What if your date had an "F"?
    And if you had an "F" and that was your last year at that school, and you wanted to visit that dance? You would miss out on a lot, and you would be mad.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  189. Tori

    I believe instead of posting the grade were other can see, and embarrassing everyone on that list that the princible should have gone up to the students and told them about their grades then if the gradedeosnt change in a couple of week then post the grade, so at least they had a fighting chance.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  190. Taylor

    I feel like it's ok that they put there names on the wall.They should feel ashamed and the teachers and or principal had to put your name on display and take away your privilleges to show you that they're not joking you need to get your grades up and do plenty of thing or you don't and never get a brake.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  191. Chase

    ...... I think the school should not reveal kids grades and that is their priacy. The kids that have their grades on that list may get picked on. The principle should have made a list of the kids that could go to the dance and save the others from emarrassment from the whole school.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  192. Natalie

    Instead of posting the list so that everyone can see it, I think the principal should've talked with the students about their grades. I would be mortified if someone posted my grades for everyone to see. Teachers often say don't share your grades with other people, and I believe that list was a violation of privacy.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  193. Shane

    That is wrong to show who all got an F they should give out defishincs or something like that u shouldn't imbarse them people.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  194. Brandel

    this list would do more good because, it shows the kids how hard they have to work to attain privelages such as school dance. While this might seem as a "bribe" to the students, it is also a way to get them motivated.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  195. Erin

    The "F" Idea was smart. If students are doing their work or trying their best, there should be consequences- especially if parents do not enforce any. If they do not want people to know that they got an "F", then they should not get them!

    March 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  196. Carlos

    yes because kids that got bad grades should know that there doing bad and for the people that don't like the list should get over it and stop being such big baby's who cares if you got an f just keep working as hard as you can

    March 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  197. maxwell

    well i do like the list because kids need to know how good there doing, or how bad their doing so all the people that don't like it stop crying and get over it just try your hardest and that's all you can do

    March 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  198. Vanessa

    This is really unfair yet reasonable at the same time. Students can feel easily embarassed and to stop the embarassment, they would try to do better next time. But it is unfair because high school os a tough challenge and having your name on the F List is not a priority.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  199. Laura

    I think it is awful. I believe that even if you have a bad grade they should warn you and still let you go to the dance. At least he the pricipal took the list down.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  200. Benji

    I think that the principle has completely violated the student's privacy. To some people it is very embarrasing, and it is like telling a secret. Yes, they would try to improve, but it is completely wrong. They could have sent emails to all of the parents. Completely wrong.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  201. Quinn

    I support the idea. I think it will get the students to do better. To me it is fair for the kids who make good grades. That well keep the other kids keeping there grades up.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  202. Melissa

    I think that it would do more harm to my school. I think this because the people who would fail or pass would start taunting/ bullying others. I also think it will put down others because they didn't make as good as grades as their peers. A person's grades should be their personal buisiness, not others.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  203. Chris

    The only opposition I have to this list is the giving of names; student's have ID numbers for a reason.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  204. Sydney

    How could someone be so heartless? I understand the kids were failing, but is that a reason to humiliate them? In my opinion, this principal is going too far. Then there's the fact that the principal wouldn't let them go to the dance. If selected kids cannot come, no one should come. Plus, is this principal really in control of the kids' social life?

    March 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  205. Elaine

    I think it was a GREAT idea to put up the list. Students will be embarrassed so they will try to keep their grades up. Also, the parent who came out in the news shouldn't have called CNN. He's responsible for his child's grades, in a way. He should encourage her to study harder.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  206. Jaclyn

    I believe the principal made the right choice in posting a failing list. It was not a violation of the students' privacy. In fact, in other countries, like Japan, students are ranked in numerical order based on their grades, put on a list, and that list is posted for everyone to see. I think that all middle/high schools in the U.S. should do this, that way their students are better motivated to do well.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  207. Anonymous

    no one is ever motivated by embarrassment. shame on the principal.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  208. Josh

    I think that they shouldn't do it because it is embarassing the kids on the list and making them feel bad. If they're going to do anything I think they should set up a conference with the kids or just call or send an e-mail to them. It's a good thing the principal changed his mind about it, even if the kids who saw it still made fun of the other kids. The principal really sucked before he took the poster down.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  209. Christina

    The principal has a right to display the names of the "F" students.If the students are embarrased and they would like their name off, they should try harder.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  210. austin

    Well, if you get your work done there would be no problem.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  211. Corey

    This wrong to do because us students worked our tails off when we have to do work. So therefore, we should be having fun at dances instead of dealing with grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  212. joanne

    No embarrassment of any kind motivate any one is the principal an F ?
    Shame on him and anyone who agrees. this a misuse of power. How safe do these kids feel with such ridiculousness.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  213. Jessica

    I think that adding an "F list" would be a terrible idea. Kids do not deserve there grades to be shown to all kids it might emberas them and might make them angrey so they will start doing bad things.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm |
  214. Sarah

    I think that is cruel and embarrassing. If I was failing a class, it'd make me feel ashamed of myself and inhuman.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  215. Yoda

    I think that if it is motivating students to work harder and improve their grades, then it's fine. If the "F" list was so big, obviously previous attempts to improve grades haven't worked. If there is a solution that works, I think it should be enforced. If the students are embarrassed, so what? It's their own fault that they are up there, and maybe this will encourage them to work harder, to get their names off of the wall.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  216. Payton

    I don't think it would really have an affect on my school. Most of the kids get F's anyway so the kids wouldn't be all that embarassed but I know for sure the parents would be extremely mad.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  217. Mrs. Iovino

    I don't think it would really have an affect on my school. Most of the kids get F's anyway so the kids wouldn't be all that embarassed but I know for sure the parents would be extremely mad.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  218. Steve

    By putting the failing list outside the principal's office, it affects the student's privacy and the student will have a guilty conscience anyway and will fix their grades by handing their projects and every thing.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  219. Sabrina

    I agree, Parents should be notified if a student has an F. I don't think its fair to post someone's grade where anyone can see it. Its embarrassing and humiliating.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  220. kyle

    I think its a good idea because of the students fail and their parents don't care the principal is using it to motivate them to get of the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  221. Alyssa

    I think that it is unfair to be posting student's failing grades. Grades come in an envelope by mail for a reason- privacy. Instead of posting the names of people who don't have special priveledges, post the names of stuents who can go to dances and other activities.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  222. Zach

    It's not right to leave a list of all the failing students in public where everyone can see it because, it's invading the students' privacy, and secondly, it can be embarrassing to some students and can even lead them to do worse.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  223. Ashby

    I think this was an invasion of a students privacy. Even if a student has an A it should not be posted for all the other students to see.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  224. Elijah

    Posting up names of those who fail certain classes is a disruption of privacy for students. Grades are only to be seen by the student and the parents, not the entire student-body.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  225. Phillip

    I think that it is good that they are doing that because it help the students want to work harder and get a better grade to go to the event.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  226. Ashby

    I think that posting the grades is a violation of students privacy. Even if the student makes an A it should not be posted for all the other students to see.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  227. Jon

    I thnk the princible was correct, but I think that parents will be angry about the "F" list.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  228. Anna

    It might have worked to get student's grades up higher- but the grades are that student's privacy! And the student's should have the right to decide if they want to let anybody see what their grades are!

    March 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  229. Chris

    I think punishing them by not being to attend the dance is enough. They should not also embarras them

    March 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  230. Claire

    I believe that the list was an invasion of privacy. The students and parents should be the only ones to worry about it. The principal had no right to put up the list in the first place.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  231. Hailee

    I don't think it's fair to post everyone's name for the whole school to see. How would you like that to be you if your name was posted for everyone to see that you got an F

    March 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  232. austin

    i think it was wrong to put the "F" ailing students name on the wall were everybody could see it. It was the students business not everyone elses. It could also lead some kids to pick on the others. It is also against the law

    March 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  233. Sam

    I think the principal was wrong to do that. I don't think I would do that because it probaly would embarese them, but that would also push them harder to fix the problem and get off the list. Some kids probally didn't care if they were on or not so it didn't help them. The principal shoulsd have not done that, it was totally un-called-for.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  234. Pierre

    Students' grades should be the students own concern. It is not right for administration at schools to post students' grades for everyone to see.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  235. Kayla

    The principal made the poor decision of showing who is failing and who is not. He revealed personal information. Plus, a majority of the students most likely did not boost their grade to go to a dance, they boosted it to get off the humiliation papers. If this "dance rule" was made before, then wouldn't kids try raising their F's then? If I was someone that didn't care how I did, I would be fine with an F. I wouldn't be fine if the whole school knew. The names on that list can receive lifetime criticism from the students who were able to view access. If the grades were serious, the teachers and principal could one by one talk to the students, notify parents, and more.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  236. Jeffery

    It was wrong of the principle to post other kids Fs on there, but they've got no reason to be doing that bad in the first place. the principle has a sorta good idea. But they should get what my school has called iparent and put it on there. And if they already do then it was just dumb not putting it there.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  237. Devin

    Many kids have a hard time in school but i don't think people want the whole school to know about it. Also that was an evasion of their privacy to do that.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  238. Breanna

    I am controversial to this. I think it is okay to not let the students go to the dance if they get an F, but it was wrong to publicly humiliate the students. That was their private information, not for the priciple to share with everyone else.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  239. Alexus

    i feel that having an "F" list posted at the school for everyone to see is an invasion of privacy. i feel that it wont help the students who are failing. It will just make it worse because it makes them feel like failures and embarrassed...

    March 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  240. Savannah

    I think that this is somewhat of a good idea at how to address this situation. The principal had the right intentions to try and get kids to improve their grades by using the dance as motivation. I think however, that posting the list was a violation of students' privacy. A better idea would be to post the names of the kids that are eligible to go to the dance, rather than those that aren't.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  241. star

    i think it was wrong but the kids need to understand failing grades are very serious. i dont think everyone should know youre failing but i think teachers should mention it to the students in privite.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  242. James

    I oppose because it made the grades go up but it leaves that thought on the back of your mind and the list info may spread through school districts and people may know them as the "dumb" person
    It Isnt Right

    March 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  243. Noah

    I think that was totally uncalled for by the principal, it may have embarresed students or made others feel upset, I think that the principle owes them an apology and should some how make it up to them.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  244. Haley

    I don't think that they should hang a sign up saying if somebody has an "F" because the kid might feel bad already and if everybody else sees it, the kid might feel lots worse.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  245. Gaby

    I think that posting that "F" list was not needed to motivate the kids. The principal could have just told the student alone who was failing that if he doesn't get his grades up in that class he couldn't go to prom. The principal didn't have to post the "F" list, all that the "F" list did is embarrass the kids who got Fs.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  246. Christine*

    It is an invasion of student privicy and it is not meant to be shown to everyone. Its just wrong, this could end up in a major form of bullying.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  247. Kyra

    well, the kids deseerved it in a way. They shouldn't be failing a class. the only way to fail a class is to be lazy and not do anything.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  248. Jeremy

    One of the most personnal things in life is your grades and when someone just posts them like it's anyone's business, then what's the point in keeping anything personnal?

    March 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  249. Yvonne

    I believe this is unfair as well as embarrassing for students that are failing. Most students that are failing don't seem to care about school but seeing their name on a list such as this one would be a wake up call. It's unfair because this list is basically labeling these students as "failures", which can certainly bring them down.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  250. Denesha

    It was a good attempt. but should have done in a different way

    March 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  251. jorge

    i think that that was very wrong of the principle to do he could have at least told the teacher to tell the students that was very wrong of the principal to do because many kids could get embarrassed and mabey even get made fun of for getting bad grades

    March 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  252. Jessica

    The fact that people are upset about the list shows that kids get more upset over their reputation then their education.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
  253. Jarrod

    I think the situation could have been handled better. The teacher could have just put names and not grades, or he could have put the names of the students that could go to the dance.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
  254. Vinh

    I believe that showing a list of "F's" in the school is a violation of privacy and totally wrong. Grades are different for each person and no one should have their grades shown unless they really want them to be shown. Though I do understand that the principal only did that to push his students into getting better grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  255. Lexi

    This is so wrong the principal is wrong to print the students names out. this just makes me feel so bad for the students who had their names printed out because it would make me cry to be on that list and be humiliated. the school is so wrong it is just so stupid

    March 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  256. alex

    i find it just degrading because if everyone sees that "F" on that list there reputation might be damaged and their social life also might be damaged

    March 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  257. Troy

    The use of the list was well intended, but it was wrong. A principal should always consider the feelings of the students first, when it comes to things like that.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  258. Amanda

    at my school it would have a mixed outcome because I think that about half of my school is doing good and half is doing pretty bad.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  259. joey

    i think it is a good idea because if you are failing you just want your parents to know but if everyone in the school knows your failing you would stard doing your homework and studying to get your name off the list

    March 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  260. Steve

    As a school teacher who deals with this lazy entitled student body, I praise this principle. It is very sad that when us get blasted everytime we come up with a way to better student performance and parents are to concerned with their student's feelings. I really do not get it, if parents cared so much about their kids wouldn't they be not on the failing list???? Seriously public school isnt brain surgery, do your class work, home work, and stay out of a coma and you will be entitled to a "D." I am guessing these same parents will feel bad for their students when in their 20's and they get fired because they actually are expect to work and be held accountable for their actions.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  261. Anonymous

    The teacher should've not even put up an "F" list. He could've thought about what can happen and what the result will be. It is true too that it is the student's privacy. The student decides if he/she want to show everyone her grade. The principal's idea of putting an "F" list is just not appropriate.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  262. Dacey

    The teacher should've not even put up an "F" list. He could've thought about what can happen and what the result will be. It is true too that it is the student's privacy. The student decides if he/she want to show everyone her grade. The principal's idea of putting an "F" list is just not appropriate.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  263. Nick

    I think that while it may be embarrassing for some students, many students would decide to do better. Though it may have been better to do something like call their parents or list names of those who have lost privileges but not disclose the reason for being on the list.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  264. ray

    well i think having an "f" list could really help to get those certain students to figure out what they to work on to get off the list faster

    March 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  265. Rose

    when I was in 7th and 8th grade. I believe that this system is very affective because students realize that grades are important and that if you work hard to receive good grades you will get privileges. Teachers don't give you grades you earn and them and those who were on the "F" list did not put in that extra effort. I know that when this happened it really opened parents eyes to their kids grades. With 108 students failing I would probably do the same thing because that amount of students failing is unacceptable.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  266. Helen

    In my opinion, as a student, i believe that the principal shouldn't have posted the list of failing students. It is an invasion of privacy and it would be terrible to know that everyone could know if you are failing or not. He could have just talked to the students, but if i was in that list... I would try harder. it was good motovation and he was smart, but things like this have ups and downs.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  267. Olivia

    I think that if parents are so upset that their child's name was on the list then maybe they should take responsibility and make sure that their child get their failing grade up.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  268. Andrew

    I would not care if my principle posted my grades in public, because if I knew that he was going to do it, I wouldn't have an F. I believe that it was a little harsh of the Principle, but the students could have gotten better grades.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  269. Dallas

    If my principle would have done that he would have violated our students privacy. Our students would have complained and the list would be taken down immediately. The list would have been effective but students would not be happy about it

    March 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm |
  270. Kylie

    I don't think they should be able to do that! That's wrong to do to a student. That is a personal thing that nobody else needs to know. You should have the teachers call them up one by one and tell them what they need to work on and turn in to bring the grade up. And just tell them if they don't they can't go to the dance. But some kids look at that list and choose to tease the students who are failing and that's just not right!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  271. Jean

    I think that the "F" list was a great idea. However, they should have given an announcement to the entire student body two weeks before posting, saying that they will post their public grades if they do not step it up. The students then would have a chance and some time to bring up their grades before the grades are published.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  272. Ashton

    This is a very critical idea.I donot believe that any good would come from an "F" list besides embarassment,and upset kids.I can imagine most of the kids at my school getting picked on and laughed at because of this list.I very much so oppose this idea and will never agree with it.

    March 18, 2010 at 2:49 am |
  273. Alyce

    the "F" list is just a violation of privacy [the students] should not have to have their grades put up for the whole school to see that the worst school punishment ever

    March 18, 2010 at 6:11 am |
  274. Lukas

    To think that you should be allowed to blurb privacy. why not, next time someone goes to the office, record the conversation and use the overhead speaker so everyone can hear the "talk"

    March 18, 2010 at 7:43 am |
  275. Devi

    my school might disagree because it is not the right thing to do to others. it would be lilke posting your bad grades for the entire school to see. this could cause people to quit coming to school or continue getting bad grades.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:54 am |
  276. Briana

    I think that it was wrong for them to post up a "F" list because it puts out alot of everyone else's private business. Only the people that made that grade and their parents should know what they got, not the whole school. To make it easier to know, they should just make a new system of giving out people's grades like using specific numbers for students to show what your grades are instead of posting their names.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  277. Freedom

    I think an F list is wrong. And some people might make fun of you because you are failing and that will make matters worse.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  278. jarret

    i think the princapal was rong for putting up a list like that becouse i will embaras kids at school and make it all worse.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  279. Luke

    I think the list is invading our space of privacy. It also makes others feel bad if the whole school can see their grade.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  280. Carly, Jacquelyn and Mary-Hagen

    I think that the F-list really helps the students because it forces them to study hard, learn more, and get good grades since they want to go to the dance.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  281. cynthia

    i think that everyone who have bad grades can go it not fair hanging a list that tells who is and is not going

    March 18, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  282. Bruce

    I think that this is a horrible idea

    March 18, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  283. kirsty

    i dont think he should've done that. it could lower thier self esteem. and could start rumors if just one mistake was made. a princebal should know better.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  284. Abbie

    yeah, i used to have an F and thats embarrassing enough. at least you can keep people from finding out. if its posted on a wall in the middle of school, no way will you be able to keep people from finding out. great way to be teased even more! 😀

    March 18, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  285. Kelsey

    I think it is a good idea. These kids will see that their name is on the list and think "Maybe I shouldn't fail." and they would get to go to the dance.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  286. JT

    They failed they should be punished

    March 18, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  287. Jacob

    they should be put on the list because they are stupid

    March 18, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  288. Luke

    I think we should have a list i think it is effective because it will motivate people to get off the list

    March 18, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  289. Sam

    I think it is wrong to do that. I personally dont always get the best of grades and if someone where to post a list with my grades on it, that would not motivate me, in fact that would make me just stop trying. Maybe if they where to tell the students with F's that they cannot go to the dance, that would be fine. But to post something that private is just wrong. At least he took the list down.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  290. matt

    I think that a list of the kids that were failing would be bad because the kids would most likely get picked on and made fun of and I know that if i was failing i would not want someone to show every body that i was failing.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  291. keandre

    i oppose because its not right, i mean who wants there grades to be on the "F" list but then again i for it because kids need to know how they are doing. and also i think that the bullies out there shouldn't get or picked on people because of there grades.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  292. Bertha

    I don't think the school should have posted the actual names of the students. They should have just posted the studen'ts school id number instead.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  293. Alejandrah

    I think it is a great way to motivate the students. I'm sure the principal tried many other options before this. Why weren't the parents more involved with their child's grades before the list was posted.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  294. Herbert

    Those kids were all losers anyway, so what's the big deal. They will be serving fries when they are 40.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  295. Jonathan

    I think that it's wrong because how would you fel if some told everyone if you were failing and be laughed at, what he did is completely wrong

    March 18, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  296. Marissa

    I think this idea was a good idea, but before the list is posted they should notify all the students of the school that their will be a list, and if they don't like the idea, they should start bringing up their grades as of now.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  297. Allan

    If having a list out like that would get the students to fix there grades (like it did) then they should be allowed to do it. However they should send out a letter to all parents telling them about the plan instead of doing it with out letting them know.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  298. Hansel

    My school, Elemantary School needs the most is a list that shows people who is not beheaving well and needs improvement in the grades!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  299. alex

    my school needs the most is better teachers to help us under the standerds more at school

    March 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  300. Amy

    I think the list is a great idea because it holds the student's accountable for thier failing grades. Remember when students fail it is a reflection on themselves and thier parents. I think the parents were upset because people knew they weren't being responsible for thier students academic success. If students were given opportunities to correct thier grades prior to the list being posted, then those students who made the choice not to do the work deserve to have thier name on the list. IT'S ABOUT CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  301. Samantha

    I think that that principal has completly gone down the drain,
    I think that he should stay completly out of the rain.
    Maybe he just has a little difficulty in trying to help,
    Maybe he has never heard a child's yelp.
    But to be apropriate I think that,
    If he is just going to be as blind as a bat.
    Just try to let him figure out for himself,
    Just let him try to be nice as Santa's elf.
    For he is trying to do what he thinks is good,
    But is really putting the students in a bad mood.
    The students could've gotten better grades and studied more,
    For even if their throat is sore,
    They can still work to earn,
    and they can still LEARN!!

    IT'S NOT REALLY THE PRINCIPAL'S FAULT!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  302. Denesha

    It was a good intention, but done in the wrong way.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  303. Cullen

    I believe that this F list is a violation of privacy and is an embarrasment to the people that are on it

    March 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  304. jasmine

    i don't think it was right for the principal to put a "F" list. I think the student should already know who they were. I also think that was putting the kids on the spot rather than trying to in courage them to do better

    March 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  305. Peggy

    Our class thinks you should assign each student an ID # instead of posting names.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  306. Savanah

    There is alot of presure in high schools and alot of students have depression or stressed because of the stuff they have to deal with at school. I think putting the list up for everyone to see is wrong because it can cause alot of depression with kids picking on eachother and it could make the whole thing worse. That can push kids awawy from going to school. I don't think the principal ment any harm by posting the grades but it really could effect the students in the long run.They should just tell the students th ey cannot go to the dance andd talk to their parents if anything but it is not the publics buisness.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  307. Lillie ( :

    The principal completely violated the student's privacy. It was their grade, not his. Then he said he was sorry for doing it later, but he wasn't sorry for posting the list, he was just saying that to the press.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  308. Catherine

    I think that the "F" List is a good idea because it will motivate students to try harder so they wont be embarassed of having their grades posted. They might want to do better because their grades are being shown in public.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  309. Priscila

    I completely support the idea of having an F list. It will make students try harder and work to bring their grade up higher. Sometimes, your friends can have a greater impact on how you behave towards your grades, more than your teacher. I admit I would be embarrased if I would have gotten on the F list but thayt will just make me work harder so wouldn't have to face that embarrasment.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  310. kristi

    i think that i might work but it is a little mean to do to those kids on the list

    March 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  311. Heather

    It's a good idea...but that's intruding their privacy! You should at least have parental permission before you post their names for everyone to see they're failing.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  312. Zach

    i support that becuse if student try harder they can get their f all the way up to an A+.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  313. shawn

    i think that the idea the principle came up with was affective, but that is invasion of privacy and that can make kids feel embarrassed about how bad i am doing in school like all the kids laughing at me and the fear of not getting them up so they have to get held back.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  314. molly

    i think it was a bad idea because people would make poele get upset

    March 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  315. Madison

    They are bullying their students, and humilating them selfs! That is wrong to just sell out their students personal information!!!! Who ever made the list should be sued!

    March 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  316. molly

    i think no because people would would make fun of them because they were failing

    March 18, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  317. RJ

    I think they defently should have lists because it should have been a way to motivate failing kids, but those students didn't care about the grades, they cared about their names in front of a whole school. I say that even though their plan failed, some kids in that school ARE probably doing better who had their names on that lists. Atleast they may be able to come out of this misunderstanding changing some kid's life, because that's better than nobody at all.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  318. Mckenna

    I think that is not right. it is there privicy to know if they are failing or not. just send a letter home and if it is not up by the dance they can not go.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  319. jacob

    i don`t think an "F" list at the start of the student`s failing record is a good idea.Start by privately consulting them and if they continue to fail classes,THEN publicly post the list.Give the kid`s a good chance.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  320. Carlos

    that would be a HUGE way of intruding on someone's privacy
    they should get fired for that

    March 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  321. Kaylee

    i think that was very wrong cause if i was on that list (wich i am cause of math) i would be very upset and i would feel sad.he really shouldn't have done that cause the kids probly already had problems at home cause of there grades they don't need it at school to.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  322. Blake

    I think that it it ok because they should take MORE time to study and do there HW and not be lazy and eat all day. Students know if they have a "F" so be AWARE. 😛

    March 18, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  323. leotie

    I DISAGRE THEY SHOUD OF SENT A EMAIL OR SOMETHING NOT NI FRUNT OVE THE HOLE SCHOOL DONT YOU?

    March 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  324. Abby

    i believe an "F" List is not a very well thought idea of motivating students. That is called invading someones privacy, and would also be very humiliating as well.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  325. Kaitlin

    What I am wondering is if the kids were warned ahead of time? If they weren't that is ridiculous and should not have even been allowed. The kids should have been given a chance to get the grade (or grades) back up to passing. I know that if our principal had done that to me or a fellow classmate my parents would have been very irritated and angry and not just at me for failing and not trying but at the school for humilating me...I have friends that are really really smart and they get commented on when they do bad..imagine how it would be if your not doing the best in a class..Isn't there like a law or policy or something that prohbits the teachers even speaking of another students grade with another without permission?...

    March 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  326. Candice

    I completely support the idea of having an F list. It will make students try harder and work to bring their grade up higher. Sometimes, your friends can have a greater impact on how you behave towards your grades, more than your teacher. I admit I would be embarrased if I would have gotten on the F list but that will just make me work harder so wouldn't have to face that embarrasment.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  327. Zegheib

    Would the principle oppose or support his "F" in front of the whole school? oppose? i thought so.....why should we go along with it if he wouldn't?

    March 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  328. Linda

    I think grades are private and should stay that way. The school has not right to post your grades in public, I feel it is an invasion of privacy.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  329. Julia

    I believe that the principle shouldn't have posted a list of the kids who could not go to the dance because they were failing, but a list of the kids who could go to the dance. That would motivate the kids more to get on the list, and it would not be an invasion of privacy.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  330. george

    i think that posting that is just going to make the stundents their more stressed out about things the principal should NOT HAVE DONE THAT!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  331. Casey

    I think the school should not have put up an "F" list because it is that person's business on if they are failing. This is invasion of that person's privaty. The school should have never posted who was failing

    March 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  332. Fasil

    I think that the "F" list was very unnecessary, It may have just brought the Students more sadness and it probably just brought there spirits down.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  333. Mitchell

    I think an F list is a pretty good idea. The students on the list would be encouraged to get good grades.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  334. Kate

    I do believe that posting student's grades for everyone in the school to see is very wrong. If the assistant principal(s) or principal and pull each person out of class and tell them PERSONALLY! That would be a more mature way instead of humiliating students.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  335. Jenna

    I think that when you make a bad grade you should be embarresed because you didn't put enough effort into your work. That their loss. Also they do have a right to privacy. But like i said they didn't put enough effort so they should be emmbarrased.

    Also some of people get F's cause they think that it is cool to get bad grades. Kinda like people think it is cool to do drugs. Well neither of those are cool. I don't see why teens and even children think it is.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  336. Tate

    I do not think that this was the right thing to do. It's not fair to openly humiliate students just for their grades. To let a student know that they are failing is okay. Just do it in a civilized manor.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  337. Tate

    I do not think this was the right thing to do. Students may have other reasons that they are failing classes such as learning disabilities that have not been diagnosed yet. No if it was for their behavior, that would be different, but it isn't fair to humiliate a student by posting their grades. It was a total invasion of privacy and could have been done in a more civilized manor.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  338. Zienab

    The "F list" has it's ups and downs. It makes studnets want to bring their grades up. I would not llike to be on it, but that would encourage me to raise my grades. And it's the kids choice whether to make fools of themselves or not.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  339. kadeem

    i don't think its right to post the list, this may cause more harm to the student than the over all average in the class. then again it may apply to students that they need to bring up their grades it all depends on the student

    March 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  340. Suzanne

    I believe that the "F List" is a total invasion of a student's right to privacy. I also believe it's an ignorant idea because its only purpose was to show who could not attend a dance. Some of the students on the list probably would not have attended the dance anyway.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  341. Kara

    I think the list is a good idea, but it should not be posted for everyone to see. Each student and parents of the student on the list should be notified only revealing that their child is on the list. The list should be sent to the teachers and the administration, but it should not be posted for everyone to see.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  342. Arminda

    I think posting a "F List" would be embarrassing for kids, it's already hard enough knowing that you're failing a class, but having the whole school know too? That's just not right!

    March 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  343. David

    I think that putting a F list up is a bad experience for kids who are failing there classes, the principal of the school shouldn't have put up the F list in the first place.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  344. Jordan

    As a student in today's society, it is important for kids to be motivated. If I was the principal I would have chosen the same method. Kids are not as motivated by just knowing they are failing. By taking drastic measures, the principal has taken motivation to the next level. If a student is not doing well there is always the option to drop the class and go to a level that meets your learning capabilities.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  345. Nikki

    I dont think thats right. Does the principle believe in embarrasment to the teens who go to that school. If my pripciple did that to me I wouln't show my fce for AT THE LEAST A YEAR~!!

    March 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  346. Castillo

    I believe that this is a wonderful idea because it gives the chance for students to be able to help each other out and gives them the chance to help themselves out. Parents do overreact a lot these days.....because they will do anything for money so if they had the chance to sew the school for posting confidential material; in this case, grades. The problem we have today is that kids get too distracted with girls, internet, video games, and texting. The schools need to clamp down on the curriculum to allow children to try harder be challenged. The kids need to be embarrassed every once in a while about their grade because they either will get help from it or just be made fun of which sometimes a kid needs to get motivated.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  347. Konnor

    How come no one complains when schools show the honnor roll. Maybe some one is ammbaresed to not make the A honnor roll and only made the B honnor roll. What Makes an F list so differrent, I'm sensing a double standard.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:42 pm |
  348. Jessica

    I believe that our middle school education is very important, however there are much more tactful ways of dealing with failing students than humiliating them in front of their peers. At the very least, I think students' parents should have to give consent to have their child's name published on this "F" list.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  349. Courtney

    I think that the school should not post an F list even if it would motivate some students. I'm sure that others would get their feelings hurt. Maybe the school could just give each student friendly reminders untill they turn in their projects, assignments, etc.

    March 19, 2010 at 1:00 am |
  350. tony

    It is a rather good step to take, especially to increase the pressure on students who now feel ashamed of themselves to turn things around and aim to get better marks. The principal should also support and encourage his students, who are really willing to take action and care about it.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:56 am |
  351. Derek

    I think that it’s right in a way, because it motivates kids to hand their work in, but in other ways i can see that it’s a bad way to motivate kids because it lowers their self esteem that the whole school gets to see that they are failing.


    March 19, 2010 at 7:35 am |
  352. KK

    I think the school should just email the students that fail, and not post it in public, for this could cause embarrassment, and may invade into students privacy.

    March 19, 2010 at 7:47 am |
  353. kalyn

    I CANT BELIEVE THIS! I THINK YEAH THEY GOT AN F BUT YOU DONT NEED TO PUT IT ON A LIST SO THAT THE WHOLE SCHOOL COULD SEE! IN MY PERSPECTIVE THIS VERY VERY WRONG!

    March 19, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  354. Tyler

    i think that this would help if i ever got on the list, but other students mite have their confidence taken down. Or other students mite not care.

    March 19, 2010 at 8:25 am |
  355. Sid

    I think it is ok i mean they are just trying to encourage people with failing grades.

    March 19, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  356. koty

    i think that they should be able to go to the dance even if they get an "f" but also they should not put up the "f" list OR the other list b/c if your not on the good list, youd be on the "f" list

    March 19, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  357. jessica

    I think thaat its not right because then the kiids thaat were on that list miight feel ashamed and yeaaah so theey miight not waant to comee to school anymoree

    March 19, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  358. nolan

    post up the names of the people who fail, but give them one more chance to bring up their grade.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  359. Steve

    I don't support it because it may harm the self esteem of some students who are already feeling beaten down.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  360. Alan

    I think it is a good idea becuase people that do fail they might not be very behaved and will serve them some justice and incourage them to try harder because some people like the dances. Some people will not follow the rule on the other hand but overall i think it is a good idea.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  361. Justin

    IT IS THE STUPIDEST IDEA I HAVE EVER HEARD. THEY HAVE HUMILIATED THEIR STUDENTS, AND NOW THE STUDENTS MIGHT BE DEPRESSED!!!!!!!! STUPID.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  362. feras

    i dont support it because it may harm the self eatern of some students who are already on the list

    March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  363. Daniela

    I thinnk that this is a bad thing to do to put the name on the list as people fail. i think that that it is bad for the school and the children because if the school wants to get a blue ribbbon schooll you dont want anyone top know that you have kids failing in ur school. Also the kids would be in school and people would get really shy and inbarrassed also i think it is bad for the school.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  364. Kameron

    I think it is a bad idea. Kids will get upset and mad if there on the list. They'll be imbarressed.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  365. Daniel

    I like the idea of an f list because children will try to get of it. The children that are discouraged by it will get a well deserved punishment.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  366. Page

    I don't think it's right to post a student's grade to the whole school. Grades should be private, and if a teacher wants a student to know they failed, they should tell them or show them their grades.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  367. Sammie

    I think he went about motavating the students the wrong way. He should have posted a list with the names of those who could attend the dance.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  368. Julia

    I believe that putting up an "F" list wasn't right, because it is an invasion of privacy. I think that the principle should have posted a list of students who could go to the dance, so that it would motivate people to get on the list, and that way parents wouldn't be angry and upset.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  369. Kassandra

    I personally think that the principal did have good intentions with the "F" list. There were other ways to go about motivating the students, without displaying their grades though. I think that the principal or school should have talked with parents to see if they had any ideas for how to motivate the students.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  370. Kayleigh

    I personally think that the "F" List should not be out in the open like it was. I think the person in charge should go talk to that kid and tell them face to face that they can not go to the dance instead of having everyone see their failures. Instead of posting the people that can not go to the dance because of their grades, they should post the people that are allowed to go to the dance. But I'm also not saying that the people who failed should not be punished. It's their mistake, so they should pay consequences by not being able to go to the dance.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  371. Alexandria

    I think that posting the "F list' should be wrong because peoples names who are on the list would get sad or may get mad and they would not like it.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  372. hyerim

    Actually, in our city we do similar thing. The teachers show us our rank in whole grde, for example 10 out of 510 students. This really helps student in lower grade. The study really hard to make their rank up!! so I firmly support the idea of "F" on the list

    March 19, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  373. Anonymous

    My opinion on this "F List" was that it should not have been as publicly displayed as it was. I agree that it was a great motivator to kids, but it could be embarrassing and an invasion of privacy to post failing grade for the whole school to see. I think the school should have posted a passing list so kids could see if they were allowed to go to the dance or not without everyone seeing that they were failing.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  374. kyle

    i believe that the principal didnt mean to hurt anyone he was just trying to encourage the students to complete their work; but he did do it a little to harsh. he should have made it their school id number instead of their name.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  375. adam

    I think that its a great idea yet its not. Its a good idea because it gets students to get work in and do work. But it also really embarrassed a lot if them and if my name was up there it would embarrass me.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  376. jism

    tht is so wrong

    March 19, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  377. Aaron

    thts not something ppl want to see. i think that would be bad

    March 19, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  378. Mason

    I think that putting an "F list" up of people being punished for failing is a goo thing to do because it gives the failing kids motivation to do better. If they're failing, motivation may be what the need to do better. Schools want their students to do as good as they can, putting a list up may cause students to feel worse about themselves and do better in school, which will help them do more and be more motivated in non-school life.

    March 19, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  379. Concerned Marshfield Parent

    Marshfield Middle School's 3rd quarter runs from Jan 21-March 24. The grades posted were the student's mid-term grades, of which would be from approximately Feb 15th.

    The posting of the "out-dated" grades took place on March 11. The school dance was held on March 12.

    The majority of students were able to successfully raise their grade long before the principal posted their "out-dated" bad grade. Why is the principal trying to make himself look like he is a "miracle" worker?

    March 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  380. Clarissa

    By posting their failing grades, the administrators are attempting to motivate them. If parents are complaing that their children are failing, they should blame it on their failing children-not the school. If there weren't such a high number of failing children, there wouldn't be a need for a failing list.

    March 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  381. Clarissa

    Instead of worrying about hurting people's feelings, we should be worrying about how to motivate them because obviously, the parents aren't doing a good job. This is the result of poor parenting...i applaud the school for their attempts to motivate the student body. If everyone motivated people like that, instead of holding their hands and craddling them, telling them it'll be okay, then maybe things would actually get done. Maybe the government should note on what the administrator did. Well done.

    March 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  382. Tyler

    I think that this was a really bad idea cause ya it might motivate so students but other kids could get really embarrassed and feel stupid. And u got to think bout all the kids when u do something like this. So i dont agree with it at all.

    March 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  383. Abbey

    I think that it would be so embarasing that a princpal did that. It is not right it is a violation of privicy

    March 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  384. Abigail

    Just cause they are failing doesnt mean that they cant go to the dance. I think that is just wrong because my school is strick but it doesnt have to end that way. It would be a violation of privacy and also it would be a violation of not having fun at your school dance. You would have to cancel date if you couldnt keep your grade. WHAT WAS THAT PRINCPAL THINKING. And that he should be sorry to some of those inocent people!!!!

    March 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm |
  385. Melissa

    I think that by posting if a kid can or cannot go to a school dance or anything extra can really make most kids realize that if they do not change their attitude or grades then their name is going to stay up their for the whole school to see. they may not like it but like the principal said most of them did change their grades or attitude or maybe even both. That is why I think an "F" list is a reasonble thing to do.

    March 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  386. Mauricio

    The list was INSIDE the school not on the news not on a bil-board no privacy was invaded. The real issue with people is that if in that sittuation we would be humiliated. I would do everything to get off the list so it would motivate me. Kids can be mean but also control other kids through peer pressure so the school might as well take advantage of positive peer pressure.

    March 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  387. tatiana

    it a bunch of bs honestly i think thts rude n mean thy shudnt do tht

    March 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
  388. Kelsey

    Making an "F" list will never motivate students to get higher grades and is also invading their own privacy. Some people don't want others to see what their grades are. It wouldn't help much with people laughing at you because they can see your grades. That is plain mean and rude! 😦

    March 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  389. ajh

    I think the principal was wrong to put all of the students names on, along with the F list. It was an invasion of privacy, and embarassing for them to have to see their names up on the wall, along with other classmates. i also think that it was effective to get your grade up. A lot of students got their grades up after that.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  390. Taylor

    I think that this list was a good idea although the principal probably should have put their student ID numbers instead of their names that way no one would get mad. I think that doing this in all schools would be a good motivation.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  391. Whitney (:

    I think that its a good idea but instead of using names they should of used id numbers or something more private, i think its unfair and humilitating to the stupdents whos name was on the list

    March 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  392. Rhiannon

    I beleive that an "F" list posted where every body can see it is wrong. If my school would post one i would be dissapointed in it. An "F" list could harm students who are on ti because they would get made fun of. Also it could but pressure on the students and they might do even worse. An "F" list is RIDICIOUSLY WRONG!!!

    March 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  393. lexie

    i think that thats ok because the students should have oppertunites to get their grade up if they know they have an "F". our school posts grades, but we have our school lunch number instead of our name.

    March 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  394. Ann

    I think that having a "failing" list would be a way to make students work harder, especially in my small school, which has a tight group of students. We all encourage and challenge each other, so having a list like this would motivate students. In a school with a lot of bullying, assigning a student a number would be better because students wouldn't be as worried about being made fun of.

    March 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  395. Rachel

    I can see the principal's prespective, but I think it is morally wrong. It will encourage kids to raise their grades, but for the wrong reasons. Kids should want to raise their grades becuase they want to or they will be rewarded. It shouldn't be because the embarassment it causes. You should use a student ID when posting grades. You should not use the name. With a student ID people don't know your name and grade, only you would know. It would still inform the student, without embarassing them.

    March 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  396. Omar

    That is not fair because other people are going to make fun of you.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  397. Molly

    That is very humiliating for the people who are on it.If i was on that i would die of enbarasment.So i think it was a good idea he took it down.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  398. Casey

    I think having your name posted on the wall for everyone to glance at is wrong because it is a violation of your privacy.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  399. Daseion

    That's not right to me, I think that they shouldn't have put the people that are failing out in public. I am failing in school but I wouldn't tell anybody that I am. I think that telling people that you are failing is private. I LOVE CNN STUDENT NEWS!!! Carl... Your puns are sweet!

    March 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  400. Crystal

    I think it was not a good idea because some kids may get teased for being on the F list, and that would NOT be motivational.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  401. mykayla

    i think that they should have the f list because then that will encourage students to do better.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  402. megan

    i think what the principal did was very wrong and should apologize to the children and the parents of the students on the 'F list'

    March 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  403. taylor

    i oppose of the f list and think that the principal should apoligize becasue he invaded the students private business and i think that if he had just had techers confront those students i would have been much better. what the principal did was wrong and innapropiate.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  404. megan

    i oppose of the 'f list' and think that the principal should apoligize becasue he invaded the students private business and i think that if he had just had techers confront those students i would have been much better. what the principal did was wrong and innapropiate. students should be allowed their privacy of their grades.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  405. McKayla

    I think that it is personal and should NOT be published were other kids can see it! If i was in that position i would be bothered alot! People want privacy maybe they should get it,

    March 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  406. Sierra

    Thats not right.... Kids should be able to have fun with friends, and just dance, thats not fair if you just post up people who are failing and say Nope, your not going to the dance, that's not right.... and its showing people's privacy, and people just might be embarrassed about there grades.

    March 20, 2010 at 12:20 am |
  407. Ashley

    I oppose to the F list because I think the students that got bad grades should be able to have their privacy and not let other kids see that

    March 20, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  408. Ashley

    I think it was wrong for the school to put that up in the hallway because if my school did that I would be mad at my school so why should they hang the F list up in the hallway.

    March 20, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  409. addison

    Kids who have their names on the list should instantly try hard to get their name off the list. In some sports you can't have less than a 60 percent to be on the team. So grades come first.

    March 20, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  410. Rachel

    I agree with the motives behind this principals actions and would not have a problem with my child's name on a list like this if their grades were a problem. Basically it comes down to either helping your child acheive better grades by getting them off of the "F" list or not being surprised they're on the list.
    When a student does well and their names are posted on the honor roll list or scholarship list we aren't upset about that? What about the students privacy then?
    Way to go Mr. Schoepke. Something's got to snap these parents into helping their students get better grades and where can a school start if nothing happens at home, but on an "F" list at school!

    March 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  411. Brianna

    some people are mean and think differently of people and if they see their grades they would think less of the people with failing grades so i think it is an invasion of privacy if you ask me!!!!!!!!!!

    March 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  412. Lindsay

    An "F" list is a good idea. It encourages students to get there grades up and can lead them to a better future

    March 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  413. Kyle

    I think it is fine that the principle did that because it would motivate me to get rid of the F and to get my name off the list.

    March 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm |
  414. Philip

    I think its a wake up call for students going down the wrong road, I, myself love going to school dances, so if I couldn't go to one because of my grades, I would raise my grades as fast as possible. Personally, I think the F-List is a refreshing approach to motivating pupils towards academic success.

    March 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  415. Alex

    Unlike everyone else, i support the idea of an "f list". Sometimes a little embarassment is all you need to realize that you're traveling down the wrong path in life and you need you turn around and follow the path of success.

    March 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  416. Shianne

    As much as the F list would work, in my school, it wouldn't go so well. Doing that kind of list only puts people down because it gives bullies an opprtunity to tease the 'failing' student. Its invading privacy not only to the students but to the parents as well if you think about it. The bully's parents would tease the failing student and their parents. I have had a smiliar experience because in 7th grade, I had a teacher who told everyone I wasn't turning anything in and failing math. He stopped after a report to the principal.

    March 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  417. summer

    I think they should have warned the students about the list and maybe there would be less students on the the list,and then the students couldn't say it was not not fair or theyh didn't warn them...

    March 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  418. sophia

    One thing that my school needs most are fun teachers. Teachers that not only help us learn but learn there selfs. I use to have a teacher like that; his name was mr. k. 3 months ago he passed away. But when he use to teach us he would tell us about his own math class that he went to. Many times he use to bring in his own homework and he inspired us to do our homework by bringing his own. he had fun by acting like a kid himself. he would steal kids hats and rap or sometimes, he even made up a song on a wistle. when he taught [our class] he us to eat lunch in the cafatatria with his students and bring his own action figure lunch box.

    March 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  419. brittany

    I believe that it is wrong to publicly display students' grade. The students' grade should only between the teachers and the student, not the student and the rest of the school.

    March 20, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  420. Viscera

    my highschool class thinks you should assign each student an ID # instead of posting names. and if you post there name on a piece of paper. there just gonna do worse. so dont embarrase them by saying there name just put the id number so there the only ones that know

    March 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  421. Devin

    i think you should assign each student an ID # instead of posting names. and if you post there name on a piece of paper. there just gonna do worse. so dont embarrase them by saying there name just put the id number so there the only ones that know

    March 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  422. victoria

    I completley disagree with posting faling grades for everyone to see.People dont relize that its these small things lead kids to hurting themselves...Yes you can get fast results but by doing it like this is not right.Teachers should be able to challenge a kid to bring there grade up without threating them.But on the other hand kids should also be able to maintain good grades without having to be disipinded to do it, the kid should be able to tell themselves that they are failing and go get the help they need on the stuff the need to improve on.

    March 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  423. Quinton

    I think it is a good idea to get kids grades up by using this method, but it is unfair to the kids that try hard but just can't get there grades up in one class. I think it would be more fair to put up a list of kids with a grade point average worse than a 2.0.

    March 20, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  424. Brackin

    I think that some people really need to stop procrastinating and start to study and do the work they need to do there is really no reason why kids are failing a class........ If only they would study and do their work

    March 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  425. Nick

    Why would you put a F list on the board! You are humiliating other kids and they well get teased! That was wrong! He should be sue for that!

    March 21, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  426. Magatha

    Student's grades are private and personal. They shouldn't be put out for all to see. Our school sends notes home to failing student's parents, I think that is how it should be.

    March 21, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  427. Hanne

    I feel that posting a list of grades is a violation of student privacy, although I don't see many parents and students complaining about privacy at my school, even though at parent/teacher confrences they just have a list of grades. My mother was telling me how she could see the grade of every kid in every class. For me, privacy is a big issue that schools don't really seem to care much about. I think the idea of not allowing failing students to go to a school dance is beneficial for many reasons, as it gives students a reason to bring their grades up and have a better chance at college and will bring a school's ranking up considerably in terms of test scores and overall grades. I think the only thing that needs to change in this system is the way of alerting the child about their grades, such as through a letter or a phone call home.

    March 21, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  428. Ted

    I think that it might get people to be motivated about getting good grades but would be an invasion of privacy rights and might also be humiliating.

    March 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  429. Cassie

    Clearly, the F list helped, since many kids took action to improve their grades. Yet, the principal should have talked to each of the kids individually and let them know that if they don't start getting their grades up, there will be an F list posted with their name on it. That way, they could at least have a chance to improve their grades before being humiliated. Also, the threat of having an F list posted if their grades don't improve could be just as motivating as posting an F list right off the bat!

    March 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  430. justin

    My school is geting so strick now they tell us were we can go to the bath room some one needs to step up and take some of the rules away

    March 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  431. Ben

    It's a good idea for motivation. The list might embarrassing for the kids though. There should maybe be an A's list and motivate the kids to get onto that list. Another idea would be for the teachers to just talk directly to the students and warn them.

    March 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  432. Jordan

    I think it was really bad for those grades to be posted in the hallway because in America we have freedom of privacy and I'm sure nobody wants the whole school knowing that they failed. The school should have asked the people first before posting the paper.

    March 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  433. Jacob

    I think that if there were to be a list, they wouldn't show it in a public place to show to the entire school. The teachers would let the individual students know. It's a disgrace to the students.

    March 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  434. Diana

    I support the idea of the F list. The average was set so that everyone should pass. There's no reason why most students pass and some don't. Those students who are on the F list chose to be there, and their parents should help them get off the list and not complain to the school.

    March 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  435. Akira

    I believe the F list is a good idea. Some say its humiliating, but its the student's own fault for failing. The students didn't want to do their homework or project mostly they didn't feel like it. So when their name get on the F list they complain to their parents that it's a violation to their privacy. Well who's fault is it that their name is on there in the first place?

    March 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  436. Tessa

    In essence, the F list has helped many students improve their grades. On the other hand, the students grades were shown to the whole school and should have been just between each individual student and the prinicpal. Many students may have been embarrased by the action the principal took.

    March 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  437. Hunter

    I think that the "F list" was a bad idea because if people see it, you could be made fun of, and you would feel humiliated. In a way it was good because it motivated people to get their grades up, so they could work harder to not get an "F" again...

    March 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  438. Elizabeth

    I think that it was a mistake for the principle to post all the students grades for everyone to see because people who have good grades might might or is making fun of the peop[le who have poor grades. I think the principle should have called their parents and told them.

    March 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  439. Ryan

    Most students care about their grade, if you saw it on the F-List you wouldn't complain to your school you would work hard try and turn in everything, and get a better grade. Usually if you are humiliated you don't sue somebody, you work it out. Life's tough and if school isn't then what's the point? School should be about preparing yourself for life. It doe no good if it does not teach you the lesson of getting good grades.

    March 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  440. Jenna

    I'm sure if you made an F on your report card you would be embarrassed just to yourself, but posting it in the school hallway is just too humiliating. I don't think I could show my face again if someone did that to me, Especially an adult(or even a teacher) aren't they suppose to support us into trying our best? Not making us beat red in front of the whole school!

    March 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm |
  441. steve

    i really dont see the harm in an "F" list to be honest with u . it would make me want to work harder to get my name off the list before the dance

    March 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  442. Hope

    I think putting up the F list is not a good thing. The teacher wanted to help the student in their studies so he did that,but people don't take it that way.He should find other ways.

    March 22, 2010 at 12:49 am |
  443. Jessica

    I don't think that a school should have an F list. It shows the privacy of the student and it's only buisness that the student, their family, and the school staff should share. If the staff wants to try to get the students grades up they should have a meeting with them and their family about it.

    March 22, 2010 at 5:27 am |
  444. Kelsey :)

    I think that this will make us embarrassed and that they should not announced it on the news and that they shold ask for help cause they are makeing us look bad and making us look embarrassed too.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  445. Dylan

    Hey that is not cool what they are doing to those kids and it should be adressed

    March 22, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  446. Hannah

    I don’t think that this is fair and that it is an invasion of your privacy. If you are failing or not is your buissness and only your buissness. Maybe it was to get kids motivated, but it could also get kids made fun of.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  447. Steve

    I think that it's a bad idea because some students may not rise to the challenge, but feel and act even worse than before. Just say no to the F list!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  448. Ryan

    I AGREE WHAT THE SCHOOL IS DOING JUST LIKE BEAT AT OUR SCHOOL YOU MUST HAVE A A B AVERAGE TO BE IN THE CLUB WELL IF THE STUDENTS DO NOT TRY IN GRADES WHY SHOULD THEY PARTICPATE IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  449. Karina

    I think that each kid should have a number or ID# so that people dont know who got what. Some people will bully other kids it they see their grade and especially if they get a F.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  450. dani

    i think it is a good idea so the students achive there goals at school and so they can go to the dance

    March 22, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  451. Alex

    i think it would not help them because it would make them fell bad and their grades are theirs to see only

    March 22, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  452. Sabrina

    I dont think its a good idea at all. Grades are supposed to be private, and not let out to see. I also understand that the school was only trying to help the students, but they need to think of all the students feelings. And it was done without permission which is even worse.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  453. chris

    people shouldnt be afariad of the F list because people who get Fs shouldnt be scared....well they should be and change that F to an A. and it is just a list people dont care much about a list

    March 22, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  454. Carly

    I think that the F list is a bad idea. It violates others buisness and may make kids feel bad. I don't tell anybody my grades, even if they are good, so I would not like that list showing everyone what I got. Take the F list off!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  455. lara

    i think it's a bad idea because its a violation of the student's privacy.
    i do like that it motivated some kids to do better, but over all its a bad idea.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  456. Leah

    I think the F list is a bad idea because if students saw there name the F list they would feel embarressed and hurt, also bullies could laugh at them and make them fell bad about themselves.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  457. Madeline

    I think the F list is a bad idea. It may make the kids on it feel embaressed and want to stay away from anyone else. Your grades are for you to know, unless you want to share them. They're not a public display.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  458. Jessica

    I think it is not a good idea because it could make the students feel bad about how they feel and maybe the students will feel sad if everyone knew.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  459. Ty

    I think it is not right because when they see their name on the "F" list other kids will laugh abd make fun of them and tease them, but on the other hand they might want to boost their grade up because they're getting picked on, so if they were on the list then off you'd think they wouldn't tease them now.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  460. rick

    I think that the F list is wrong and it will make the kids on the list fell bad about themselves. If you get a bad grade in a class than you should be able to have privacy about your geades. Nobody in the school should know expect your teachers,you,and your pearents.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  461. sophiaaa

    i think that it isnt a good idea

    March 22, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  462. Stephen

    i appose to this idea because it will lead up to bulling, plus it make s the students feel unsecure. also this might help some people, but there might be a negative reflection, too

    March 22, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  463. Katy

    I think the F list is a bad idea. When some students see thier name on it, they could feel embarrassed and feel like it's the end of the world for them. Also, thier grades are thier own privacy, so why should someone post it for the whole school to see?

    March 22, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  464. Alex

    I have mixed feelings about the F-list. It can be good because some kids would study and work harder to get better grades and get theri names off the list. So teh list would, clearly, benifit them. On the other hand, some kids might feel worse if they are put on the list. For example, a kid could be working really hard at a class but is still getting bad grades. if their name is put on the list they might feel even worse since they are working really hard but can't seem to pulll their grade up. The F-list cna also lead to bullying and teasing. if a kid's name is put on the list then other kids may start teasing him about being dumb, or being stupid. That is why I have mixed feelings about the F-list.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  465. Naomi

    I think it would have a mixed opinion at my school. there could be some kids who know that they need to work harder but never got the chance to take an action, so this could get them to try harder. But with some other kids it might make them feel really bad knowing that they are doing worse in school and everyone knows it now because of the list! So becasuea of this they may like drop out of school, change schools, etc... and this wont only hurt the child them sef it will also hurt the school by making them feel bad and leaving. this could also harm the economy by having more and more people drop out and they would be less educated so that means they might not get a job when they are older and more and more stores would go out of business.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  466. Annie

    I think the "F" list is a violation of privacy and unheard of. My teachers always say don't show your grades to any one else.but at thsi school they are sharing the grades with everybody. how would you feel if you weren't doing as well as you would like? and you didn'twanttotellanybody about it. And then the school broadcast your grades for everyone to see. I think the "F" list is an unnesicary thing.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  467. Andrew

    I think that it's a bad idea, because people who get on the F list will lose all of their courage when people make fun of them. I think that they should take the F list down so the students who do fail should try their best in their own way instead of being forced to try their best just to get off the F list.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  468. Allison

    Many kids are already doing poorly in particular classses there is no need to post a list to remind them. They could take it as a hope crusher and think the list is keeping them from upping their grades if they weren't doing so already.
    The "F" list is a bad idea i think it will get many negative reactions!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  469. Brittanyy

    The "F" list is just a violation of privacy. If students were to have their name on the list, then that would not motivate them; it would tear them down due to embarrasment. I know I wouldn't want my name on the list. I like to keep my grades a secret, instead of sharing them to the whole student body! Of course, moms and dads wouldn't be very happy with the "F" list.! The list could cause more problems in schools. It could possibly cause students to make fun of the people who are on the list because their not as smart as others.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  470. Lindsey

    I think a list like that is inappropriate and disrespectful. I do think it would be effective at my school, but i don't think it's right. Humiliating students is not something a school should do, they should help encourage them in a more positive way.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  471. Rachel

    I don’t see that method working at my school. It wouldn’t motivate people at my school to get their grade up. They would just go home and tell their parents, their parents would get angry and contact the principal. So it would just start and argument against the school and the parents. I don’t see it as being a good idea in my school.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  472. Adam

    i think it was a great idea. what is more important hepling kids raise there grades or hurting some crazy parents fealings. if it helps the kids out do it. i would support it at my school.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  473. wesley

    Well the kids at my school are all drama queens if they can find something to complain about they will. So I think that at my school it would do more harm then good. But I can see at some larger schools where people are a little more layed back how it could help with student motivation.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  474. Melissa

    I believe the "F" list would have mixed reviews but I know it would motivate students to get off the list. Instead of staying on the list and missing the dance, students would begin to see that everyone is going to see that they are failing and they would work harder to be taken off the list as soon as possible. I do believe the principal should have warned the students that they would be posted on the list before they were put on it, but it was a good idea in the long run.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  475. Megan

    I agree that the principal should have warned the kids of the f list beforehand. It did work, so obviously it's a sort of motivation for the students. I think the principal was just trying to get the kids' grades up, not humiliate them. It's a good idea, but the students deserve a fair warning.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  476. Cody

    This is another sticky situation. I think that it was a good idea to post them to try and motivate the students to do well, and obviously, it worked out like the principle expected it too. Then again, i dont blame the parents for being upset either. If i was them, i would be aggravated too. I think they should give the students id numbers, and post their grade like that. This way, they would only know their grade. this is a easy fix, and i think that the parents are overreacting...considering that their childs grades most likely have improved

    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  477. mark

    If they are failing then its their fault and might be part of the teachers (slight chance) then they should be humiliated and displayed for everyone too see. Its tough love but it works and its a hard form of motivation which has proven to work. quit being sissy's people! i'm tired of people who complain about their kids (soccerr mom types eww and bad parenting) doing bad and do nothing but complain to other people, help your kids out at night and give them assistance.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  478. Bethany

    I now that some states have privacy laws which automatically eliminates the possibility of posting an "F list". However, I do believe it was an effective and good idea. It did motivate the students to get their work done and gain the privilege of going to the dance and field trips. I think the FList was a good idea and that they could just threaten to publicize the student's bad grade giving warning and it would motivate students as well.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  479. Shannon

    I think the "F-list" Was a bad idea. I think telling the students personally would of been a better idea.

    March 22, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  480. Clarissa

    Going to a dance is a privilege, not a right. and priviledges can be revoked without explanation. The students were failing, so they don't go to the dance. The students that are passing get praised and rewarded with the opportunity to attend the social function.

    March 22, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  481. Ryan

    I am neither with or against it as it would show the slackers and those who are failing and that in turn would cause to try harder (if they have any self-respect or motivation), but it does publicly display the names of everyone who is failing which in turn humiliates some people and knowing the delicate psyche of preteens and teens these days it could end up causing some students (especially the obsessive ones) to spiral into depression, commit suicide (because it's always about you), have anger fits, and among other things. Then there are those who don't care.

    March 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  482. Dylan

    Putting up a list with the failing students names will not only make some students aware they are failing but also encourage them to do better.

    March 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  483. Dylan•

    I think the intension of encouraging students to do better with the f list was good, but to some the list may just be shame everyone can see...

    March 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  484. naly

    Shaming students into getting better grades is just plain wrong:(

    March 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  485. Mike

    I think that kids should do well in school, but having an F list is going a little too far because it's nobody's business to know that you are failing a class

    March 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  486. Luke

    I believe that the grades should not be displayed, the grades should only be between the student, the teacher, and the students parents. If there name is put on the list then it could cause them to give up or work even less hard. However, in some ways it could help some students. It could motivate them to work harder and get off the list. It all depends on the kid.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  487. Topgun

    I think posting names of kids that are failing classes is not fair. Although some students may be motivated by the public humiliation others will give up and not try. If you reward them for good grades they will be motivate to do good but if you humiliate them in front of the entire school the will be the newest joke and lose respect and friends. They will give up and not care which will damage there confidence.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  488. Joshua

    The Principal is just being a jerk. It's like going out and telling the whole world about a embarrassing moment.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  489. Daphne

    People's grades are their own business. No one should have them posted for everyone to see.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  490. Shahina

    I think that the F list is humiliating. When I was half way through the fourth grade until halfway through the sixth grade, I was badly teased everyday. It was always by the same kid. If my school had an F list and my name was on it, that would be another thing for that kid to tease me about. It might motivate students to do their work and get good grades, but think about the kids that are already teased and their names are on the F list. I don't think that a lot of kids would want the whole school to know that they don't have good grades. I know I wouldn't, not even today.

    March 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  491. Eddie

    I don't think its fair because people would be imbarresed

    March 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  492. Lee

    I think it was a good way to get the students to get their grades up. It would be some what embarrassing but I guess if that's what it takes, in the end a better grade is more important.

    March 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  493. Brenna

    The list is degrading to every one who,s on it. it gives others a chance to tease them and makes every other aspect of there life fall down. i once was on a similar class list and those were the worst weeks of my life. if it were school wide the eighth graders would of murdered me.

    March 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
  494. Alex

    I think that our school needs money for the different after school activities. It is nice to know that after a long day of doing school work we can go hang out with our friends and do what we like. This could also relieve some of the tension of school and help raise grades in the long run.

    March 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  495. Mason

    I think that it's not right for people to post other people's grades. The whole school doesn't need to know about it.

    March 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  496. malik

    i think that it would be good to have the list becausei will some how motivate kids to get there grades up if they dont want to be on the list i will bost confedents to know that your not on the list anymore

    March 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  497. Paige

    I believe that they should send a note in the mail. It would be less embarrassing and would cause less trouble.
    Not everyone needs to know who has a bad grade or not. Its invasion of privacy.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
  498. Elisabeth

    i am against this because kids should not be put out towards bullies. all this will do is hurt kid's feelings because this list will put failing kids in a bad place where they are kicked out of friendships or relationships because of their grades.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  499. Bobby

    It's called accountability! Students would try harder in school to stay out of the hall of shame! Plus you get rewarded for doing what you should be doing for yourself any way! Lets face the truth here, education is the ticket out of poverty,da!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:21 am |
  500. Brandon

    I think the "F" list was a good idea. It helped kids get motivated and get off the list. It was also there fault in the first place for falling behind in class.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:55 am |
  501. Austin

    Its a violation of privacy and should not happen unless the schools find it working in the other ones

    March 23, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  502. James

    I think this F list reveals a much larger problem with current culture. If parents call the school rather than pressuring their kids to get better, there is a larger problem. Says a person I know, the only people who would oppose this kind of list are the ones who have the Fs. Remember, F stands for FAIL.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  503. Wes

    It is important that kids get good grades ,no doubt, but there is lots of other ways teachers and parents can help their kids get better grades. This way is embarrassing to some people and can make them do worse by not wanting to talk to any teachers because they are too embarrassed I think this was definitely a mistake.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  504. Wes

    I think maybe instead they could put an A list on. This would make students try harder to get on the list rather then trying to get off a list.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  505. Shelby

    Why dont they just announce over the intercom, "So-and-so got an F in math! Everybody make their life miserable until they get motivated!" and take it to the next level?..Seriously, people? You have no right to do that.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  506. James

    I think it was a good decision for the principal to post the F grades because people should be ashamed of themselves.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  507. Nate

    I think that the principal was on to something. He made half of the kids turn in their homework to be able to go to the dance. That is a hard thing to accomplish.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  508. Tyler

    I think that posting F grades is embarrassing for the students.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  509. anthony

    this is a bad idea it is going to degrade students and make them feel bad about they self.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  510. Marcus

    i really dont think the principal should have put the list out in public so others could see. But, it lets the students know that they have f's & should bring there grade up .

    March 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  511. daniel

    I think it is a very good idea because, first of all, its the kid's fault for getting bad grades. Then they're go tell their parents about it and then complain to the principle, while the parents do nothing to help their children. I think the kids should suck it up and try get off the list

    March 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  512. Desiree

    I Fully Agree With The F List Because If The Students Want To Embarrass The School But Getting Bad Grades Then I Think It Is A Good Idea To Put Up The So Called "F" List To Make Them Improve There Grades....

    March 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  513. henry

    I think that it is a violation of privacy. Other students shouldn't know what other people's grades are.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  514. vannessa

    i think that is a really bad idea to put students grades in the internet because people might get inberese

    March 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  515. Ian

    I support this "F" list . Beacuse first of all many kids are going to get embarrassed which is a bad thing. But one the other hand the kids who are on the "F" will do anything to get of the list so they won't be on the "F" in the future

    March 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  516. Jimmy

    I don't think it's fair students should get inbaressed.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  517. J.P.

    i think its wrong to have an "F list" because if other people see someone elses grade they might make fun of them. It also is intruding privacy, some people might not like other students looking at there grades if they know they might have gotten a bad grade.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  518. emma :)

    i think its just wrong.I think that the students grades should be privit and not be posted in schools,and i dont think that the kids parents would like it eather

    March 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  519. lexi

    okay i think it is soo wrong i mean im sorry but i dont think that that encourages anybody or anything yes i think you should contact their parents and leave it betweeen them to try and fix it not humilate those students who are failing. if it were my name
    on those list id be terrifed obviously he/she doesnt know how mean kids can be thank gooodness my teachers and princapals are nice

    March 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  520. Nicka

    I am neither for or against the F – List. I think its very embarrassing to have your name on a list of failing students. It is also very rude and invasive for the school to publicly post students information in such a way. although the students are on the list some with low self esteem could be way to embarrassed to even come back to school which would cause a bigger problem. im sure the principal wouldnt want to have their most embarrasing picture on a billboard where everyone could see. So why would she want to embarrass students in such a way. But then again it could be a slight motivation to the students to get their names off the list.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  521. Linds

    It's a good idea. It may make people embarrassed so they will try harder to get their grades up and off the list! It's like a challenge!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
  522. Kaitlyn

    I don't think an F list is an appropriate motivation for kids, I think they should just get their parents involved instead of completely embarassing them in front of the whole school.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  523. Sarah

    I think the principal should NOT have posted that list it is WAY to humiliating. I think the principal should have had the teachers tell the students or even put a note in their lockers. The students could have gotten their grades up that way. I would certainly not like the principal posting my grades where every one could see them!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  524. Jordyn

    I think it is an invasion of privacy and if I ever got an F, I wouldn't want anyone to know. I especially wouldn't want the whole school to know.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  525. Geraldine

    Whether it motivates students or not, it's an invasion of students' privacy. Student grades are confidential, and shouldn't be shared–let alone advertised.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  526. Brandie

    I don't think that your personal grades should be posted up.The"F" list shouldn't reveal people's grades without a parent, or at least check with the child for permission.The "F" list wouldn't increase grades all the time because a student's bad grades could cause the student to do worse and can cause fights.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  527. john

    I don't agree with this because kid's that are smart will make fun of the failing children. This will embarrass them. It also is intruding someones private information.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  528. Chantel

    I think it is wrong because it is really going to embrass children on the f list so take itt off because children like to keep things to there selves and children like my self need to express them selves but they dont really need to experss them selves it is totally violation of a persons privacy .

    March 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  529. *selena*

    i think that principals of schools hould ask the children wat they want at there schools,they should let the kids,or teenagers run the school and they can see how they like it when they cant say what they want !!!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  530. ivonne :)

    what i think is that is a really bad idea to show students grades on the internet. because the students might not like that ..... and they could get Embarrass 😦

    March 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  531. *selena*

    i think that teachers shouldn't put anyone on any f list that is just crool how would they like it if we put there names on it!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  532. Morgan

    You know what I cant believe that the princiapal would even have that idea cross theri mind. Not only did they embarress them the principal also let the whole scholl see something thats pivate to the student.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  533. Matt

    If a student is failing it is most likely that they don't care. If they don't care why should they mind if there grade is posted on a wall? My teacher has allways said "if you don't like it do something about it."

    March 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  534. yonathan

    If u have the "F list" it would make the kid feel sad.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  535. Katie

    In my profound belief i think that it would be good for schools to post grade of failing students. Sure they would be embarrassed but they would get motivated to get OFF the list.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  536. Natalie

    I disagree with the pricipal putting the stuents' names on the list instead of their student ID number, but on the other hand I think it is a good idea. By the pricipal doing that half of the students got there grade up in time ot go to the dance. so yes I do agree with that. especially when the students were warned before about their names being on the list in front of the whole school to see before it even happend.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  537. Sidney

    I think that they sould have an "F" list so the kids that do end up on the list kind of get embaresed and try to get there grades up.:)

    March 24, 2010 at 12:34 am |
  538. Ryan

    I think that the Health care reform is unconstitutional, because it's forcing Americans to pay for something they have no say in.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:50 am |
  539. Ryan

    I think that the "F" list is not needed, because they might feel ashamed of their grade. I think the Principle shouldn't hang that list on the school wall.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:57 am |
  540. Sean

    I agree with this idea of an F list because it will apply peer presure on the students to stop failing because every time they fail they will be embarressed and people will make fun of them because thier stupid. I am going to try to create an F list in my school. Thank You for the great idea.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:22 am |
  541. Liam

    I think the F list will help my fellow class mates. If we have this list it will encourage my peers to do better on their grades for them to succeed in life.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  542. Helen

    i think this was good, becuase they need a push to get better grades and if this is the last thing they can do they should. they need to get their grades higher. i dont think its right if somebody can go somewhere and not have studied. school comes first to kids because this is what we do to get better jobs when we are older. if we work hard now, then later in life we will work hard at our job. if these kids have to be humiliated and not go to the prom to instead study for their exams then they should.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  543. khalid

    if the students don't change their grades there parents will be mad at them and never get there college degree and never get a job so they have to change their grades at list a c.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  544. brittany

    The principal should put her computer log in number and then the grade not the name and then the grade cuz that is there privacy

    March 24, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  545. Bri

    i dont that the school has the right to put the student grades up for the whole school to see because some of the students on the f list may have somthing worng with them.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  546. Xavier

    i think the principal had a positive, kindly reasoning, but he didn't look at the other out comes of his decision. There would be a huge issue if he did it for public humilation. I could see it as a motivational thing, but to what extent do you put thier name? The school district I go to assigns a student identification number to each student, that i believe would be the most acceptable route of action.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  547. Danny

    I don't think he had a Right to do that. It's an invasion of proporty and that is not very constitutional. The principal could have just sent it throw mail instead of emberresing the student.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  548. B man

    I think it is wrong because it is really going to embrass children. they could tell the parent of the household.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  549. cody

    i thing that if a student is failing they should let them know privately.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  550. Rondre

    i think that the F list is a bad idea because it is showing the students private grades and it embarrasses the student who have bad grades.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  551. Jessica (:

    I don't think its fair for the school to post students failing grades in public. I agree with not going to the dance if a student has a failing grade. I think the school should have told the students in a different non public way.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  552. Helgi

    I dont agree with the f list because i think you and your family are the only ones to see if you have an f. But i also agree because it will cause people to do there homework.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  553. christina

    i think that there would be a mixed outcome also,for many of the kids WANT to go to the school dance,so they would get there grades up.but others would be seriously hurt by what there teachers did. For it is there privacy.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  554. Jenna

    I fully support this because it will encourage students to get their grades up. If they would just do their assignments they wouldn't have to worry about this. The principal made a wise decision.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  555. Alexander

    What is the point of posting an "F List" at a school? Doesn't it just make any kids on it feel ashamed, humiliated, or unconfident that they'll get their grades back up? I think that it was an idea that was not well-thought-out AT ALL.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  556. Celin

    In my school some teachers post our grades by our student Id numbers. I think that this is a good idea because it encourages those who aren't doing well to do better without humiliating them by showing the entire school who they actually are, just their number.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  557. Taha

    I think it was a good thing that the principle posted up the grades, because it then motivates the kids to do better in school. This way after the person earns their good grades, they won't feel embarrassed to share them.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  558. Giana

    This has a good and a bad side. The good side is that it motivated kids to get their grades up in order to get their name off the list. The bad side of the argument is that it is an embarrassment to kids and can have an opposite outcome.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  559. Nyrisa

    i feel that the (F) list was a bad thing for the school to do public ambrassment. but i also agree because it made the students want to do there work

    March 25, 2010 at 8:35 am |
  560. imani

    I OPPOSE TO THE F LIST BECAUSE I DONT THINKS ITS RIGHT TO SHOW SOME SOMEBODY GRADES LIKE THAT

    March 25, 2010 at 8:35 am |
  561. Perham

    I think its a good idea, because it will get these kids heads out of there (censored) and get to work. Its a very good thing that he put the list out, because kids will be so emberassed they will do as much as they can o get off the list.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  562. sadie

    i did not like the "f list" cuz it was not right it like he did it to imbrariss the students.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  563. keldrick

    I think the principal should have put the comments on the wall in the hall way because now the students are tring to make up there missing assiments when they should have been doing there work in class.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  564. Laylah

    I oppose to the F list because more students need their privacy, and they shouldn't have other people looking at it other than their guardians, and of course them, because guardians, students and the school staff need to go over this together.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  565. MaKayla

    I support the F list because i think that it encouarges the students to make good grades the next time.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  566. quanterrius

    i think that the president choose this health care bill because it is free for kids.The president choose dis to make the world better for the children who need to be seen by the doc. But whateva it take its free for good job president

    March 25, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  567. Shanbril

    I'm kind of at crossroads because if you do what you're supposed to, then you wouldn't have to worry about you name on the list. But then I know if i was in that situation,I would be pretty upset and that's invading privacy.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  568. Ashleigh

    i think they have just pulled al the students who where felling into one room and told them they need to pull up there grades instaed of posting them out side the office so everybody can see them.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  569. sam

    i think the f list was wrong becuase you invade someone space what if we did put some dirt on the teacher and put on the wall of embrassment

    March 25, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  570. Kayla

    I agree because its your fault if you didnt make good grades and it lets students know that they need to get their grades up.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  571. Breshawn

    I think that it is not wrong for the F list to be posted so everyone can see that you can have help from other people so they can get a better grade.Then they name would not be on the F list.Then they wont be ambarressed.
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    March 25, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  572. Mike

    I think that it is a good idea to post a list of people that can't do special things such as dances or even field trips, in order to motivate them to get their grades up, but I don't think that you should post the kids that are failing. Instead you should post the ones who can go.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  573. Jayla

    ........I think that the "f" list was not called for. They should have not did that.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  574. krishonna

    i fell like they shouldnt have did what they did they could have easily just sent a email or a phone call to the parents to let them know what was going on with the children

    March 25, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  575. MIMI

    I don't think that there is a problem with the F list even though students may be a bit embarrased it (should) encourage them to do the right thing and get up there grades after all they do want to go to the dance.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  576. Hillary

    The "F" list is very outrageous! Who would want the whole school to see their bad grades.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  577. Hillary

    The "F" list is very outrageous! Who would want the whole school to see their bad grades?

    March 25, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  578. OLIVIA

    I support the "F" list because it will embrass the student to the point they would want to take thier grade off the list.An teachers so not be shamed it is a good idea.But, i dont know if they should say they could not go to the dance,dances are very important to a teens social life.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  579. Olivia

    I am an all A's student. And I would support the "F" list if it weren't for the privacy and morality issue. If the principal would have asked previous permission of parents to put their student on this list, yes it would have been right. Bullying is a problem in schools, especially for those that are displayed as easy targets. This principals just named on those easy targets, and gave the bullies or harrasers or even that person's friends, a reason, and a good one, to tease them.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  580. carter

    the principle is just embarrassing those students

    March 25, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  581. Max

    I think that the schools should not show grades locally throughout the school because it is an invasion of privacy and is very humiliating for the child.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  582. mike

    if my school had a f list i think that everyone would work harder i approve of this 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  583. Travis

    No one like's other people to see thier grade, espically if thier failing it's just wrong and students shouldnt be embarrsed like that.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  584. Adryanne

    I believe if they left it up mabe it would be a driving force for student to get there work done.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  585. Keith

    Yes this is an embarrassing thing to have a person’s failure posted for the whole school to see, but that may be the jump start one would need to get off the list. Parents and students alike should not want their name shamed on that list.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  586. Anthony

    i honestly think that the kid on the list would not aprecite it if the friends of that kid would see it the princible should take it away it is thier bussinuss and not others

    March 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  587. giovani

    the "f" list was dum someone is going to sue the principal

    March 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  588. eddie

    wow why would the principal do that??

    March 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  589. olivia

    Its kind of helping children because they should want to do better in school,and its showing that their principle cares.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  590. evelyn

    i think that it s abad idea to put other people grades online because thats a violation of privacy also its kind of the children fault but they will or should know there mistakes and i know they wouldnt want there bussiness around school

    March 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  591. Gina

    i support the F list! it gets students back on the right track when they know that there is a consquence behind their actions.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  592. queneria

    i think the f list is wrong because you should not put people private life out there in the open especally in front of the whole entire school.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  593. Jacoi

    PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE LOOKING AT THE LIST TO SEE IF THEY HAVE AN F. BECAUSETHE STUDENTS THAT LOOK ARE LOOKING AT OTHER PEOPLES/STUDENTS GRADES. GRADES SRE PRIVATE PROPERTY

    March 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  594. Caelan

    Why would ever put up a F list. It make the people who got a F feel embarassed.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  595. sydeera

    I think people should't post people grades out like that beacues it's none of thier bussiness and it might be embrassing to them. And you don't want nobody posting up your grades in front of the whole entire world so i don't think it is fair ot that.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  596. Alexandria

    I think that the f list is wrong. I think that they should have called that student and have an 101 with them.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  597. titus

    i oppoes the f-list because the princapal should just not let everybody in the school see there grade and make fun of them

    March 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  598. Julion

    i think that they shoulden`t do the F list because that could imbarris people.and that could b considered a invasion on privacy to some people.and thats jus not rite!!!!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  599. jaja

    I think the F list is an bad idea. The school made the wrong idea about the situation. I know many people were effected and thinks this was an bad idea. They really messed up.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  600. Jillian

    I dont think it was a bad thing that the grades were posted in the hallway. If the students really cared about going to the dance then their should be some motivation to keep your grades up. I know that the principle just wanted the students to succeed not to embarrass them.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  601. Jiosa

    What kind of princable post kids grades? Its noot fair for people to have their grades posted if they resive an "F". Grades should only be posted if like they were on the onerroll or something not if they resed an "F". most people would get made fun of because of there grades. The princable is just asking for people to get bulled. He should have not posted it in the first place. He should only post good gradesforstudents to see to inspere them to do better in school.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  602. william

    i like the idea of the f list bedause the kids don`t want to be embarasssed and will be motivated to raise their grade

    March 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  603. Brandon

    I don't like the idea of an "F" list because students who are already being picked on would have more things to worry about because of this list.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  604. Anna

    I belive it's more of an invasion of privacy then a motivational method. Yes, it can be used both ways, but honestly, who wants to have their bad grades posted for EVERYBODY to see? I know I definetely don't! Your grades are your own business (along with your parents) and the only way that other people should know what your grades are is if you tell them. A principal is supposed to be somebody you trust to help give you the best education possible, not somebody who is going to humiliate you because of bad grades.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  605. Abby

    I think that the list should not be show to the school i think that the students should be showed the grade in private then if they do not improve they will have to be warned and then they can cause at least the students were warned that is what i think !!!

    March 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  606. Kaitlyn

    Most schools have a National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and they post who is in it around school..... I want the "F list at my school".It honestly is a good idea.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  607. Zach

    The F list is an effective way to motivate students to get their grades up but can also be a reason to spark bullying due to poor grades. Kids might be teased in the repect that they're "dumb". Instead of making it so the whole school can see, why not post it in classrooms? My teacher does this and it is very effective.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  608. Karra

    I have mixed feelings about this one. It is a little weird to put up grades for everybody to see, but it is there fault that they were on the list anyways. I always keep my grades up so that I can get a good job when I grow up and i keep them up so something like that wouldn't happen to me. That doesn't mean I am an idiot. I am actually very smart.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  609. Geoffrey

    This list is almost a violation of student's rights to privacy. The students should be able to have their name removed from the list before it is posted with parental consent.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  610. Aditya

    This can be good and bad either way. It can be a good thing because it will help the child try to make goals and get off the list. That way, he will work much harder. It is bad, because it might also effect the child's friendship with other kids. He/she may also be ashamed and not even come to school. However, this shouldn't even be posted.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
  611. mario

    i think the f-list is a good idea. if it's truly embarrasing you in front of your friends, and they make fun of you, then they are not your real friends, your real friends would help you out, and go to tutoring with you rather than laugh or make fun of you.

    March 26, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  612. Ariel

    i think its rude they shouldn't look at other peoples grades its not theres its our and we should keep it to our selfs

    March 26, 2010 at 8:59 am |
  613. emma

    its wrong

    March 26, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  614. adan

    i think it would help students get back on track. it may be a bit harsh but it would work non the less

    March 26, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  615. Cecily

    I think if people don't want other people to know what grade they got than they should try harder on what grade they really want so they could have more privileges and less embarrassment.

    March 26, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  616. JUAN

    i think if you embarrass somebody, they will be so embarrass that they will want to get their name off the list.

    March 26, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  617. mario

    some people would call it an invasion of "privacy", but this was not a private school, it is a PUBLIC SCHOOL. therefore if you dont like this get a job, go find a private scool, and go find a somewhere else to whine.

    March 26, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  618. Bree

    I think that having an F list is a Violation of privacy. Students should be encouraged privately rather then embarrassed in front of there peers. Students can be mean, and this F List is an easy way to help them pick on the kids that are not doing well in class. No one should ever be made fun of, and this only makes the student feel bad about them self. The administration should find a more private way to tell the students and keep them motivated to do there best in school.

    March 26, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  619. Alyssa

    I think it's a good idea. That way the students can be motivated to be taken off the "F" list.

    March 26, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  620. elizabeth

    they shouldn't be posted up anywhere so other people can see that you're failing. although some people don't care, they should. nobody wants to see a failure. people would just look at the list & see who's on the list & if they know those people, they might go up to them & laugh at them & make them feel embarrassed or they can help the people on the F list. I DISAGREE.!!!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  621. Cassidy

    The "F" list should not be put up in front of the WHOLE school!!!! That's embarrassing!! What they need to do is put up a list of kids who CAN go yo the dance or on the field trip, then the kids can go look to see if they are on the list. If not, they can work hard to get on that list!! EASY!!!! The "F" list should get shredded and "an able to..." list should take its place!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  622. Dantes

    The thing is that the everyone is bothered by privacy not the grades being shown. What they should do is use the students ID # so that only they know what their grades are. Then everyone sees how many are in the same boat but not who.

    March 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  623. crish

    I totally disagree with the"F list". If teachers and principals want to do something about the failing students then they could handle it in a better way than putting it up for everyone to see. That's just not right.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  624. briana

    i don't think that a principal because it makes a kid embarrest and not wanting to go to that school which gets their parents mad and have a huge talk with the kids principal.

    March 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  625. Brandon

    Ok, way to far across the line of privacy with this. I will admit a few of my grades are bad, but in my opinion, something like "The F-List" is the an embarrassment to kids. Nobody, and i mean nobody would like this to happen to them.......side note to the principal responsible for this: you should be ashamed of yourself. How would you like it if there was a type of list that humiliated you in your job place? I bet you would feel lower then the ground.

    March 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  626. Lindsay

    I don't think that the "F" list is a good idea because the students that are on the list will be embarrassed, so they will just spend their time worrying if they will get teased or not. I think that the students should get a signed paper from the teacher that says they can go to the dance and have people stand at the door and if they don't have a note, then they can't enter.

    March 27, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  627. Kalina

    I think that the list is embarrassing to the the students on it because I don't think that they want people to know that they have failing grades. And the students obviously know about the failing grades, but still, they probably don't want their parents knowing because the might not want their parents thinking "Oh my daughter and/or son had disappointed me." and other things like that. Those kids just don't want others knowing about their failures. The kids' self esteem or courage or something is important and everything and to me it seems like that principle just didn't care about the kids or about their feelings on this paper.

    March 27, 2010 at 1:54 am |
  628. histidine

    F-list is effective just because it embarrasses F-students. If it doesn't violate privacy laws, I think it would be OK.

    March 27, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  629. jonathon

    well there would be harm because most parent dont want there name up on a sign for people to see

    March 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  630. Haleigh

    I think this was a good idea, i know it might of been embarrassing but it got alot of people to get off the list, to stay away from the embarrassment maybe the school could try putting there student i.d numbers instead of their name.

    March 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  631. Sydney

    I think they should not post the grades because maybe the people want there own privacy and i also think they should because then the people will try to get there name off the list and that is what i think from sydney

    March 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  632. Sarah

    This is a bad idea..
    Instead of taking time to let the whole school know that kids are failing. They should make a study group or something to help the kids pass. It's no one elses business what the kids grade are!

    March 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  633. DAnielle

    having bad grades is definatly embarresing, but i t hink if the school decieded to put out a list of everyone having Fs it would be a good thing. Yes its embarresing but the ebarresment inspires people to work harder and get off the f list.

    March 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  634. Nicole

    I think that it's a great idea! The students should be forwarned of the list with enough to time to pull their grades up first, though. That way, they can only blame themselves for getting on that list.

    March 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  635. ali

    i do not think it is a good idea to have a "F" list. if you have a list like that posted to the public then everybody can see the names on it. the principle should have just sent a notice home saying that the student should get their grades up.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  636. Isis

    I think it will be funny. Im on my school's honor roll. I think its a good idea because it will motivate students to do well, so they wont be on the list.
    So dont get F's get A's (: B's are good too :p

    March 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  637. Sharon

    We have a push-up list outside of our gymnasium in elementary school. Once you can do 10 perfect pushups your name gets added to the list. My daughters aren't on the list yet but their working on it. At the same point, their 100 averages aren't displayed on any list either.

    March 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  638. Ethan

    Even if i have a little bit of money left in my walet should i put it in the bank??????

    March 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  639. Jacinda

    I think they should not put the "F" list up on the wall were everybody can see it and kids make-fun of other kids about how they can not make good grade's.

    March 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  640. Emma

    Ithink the F list is wrong. It might get the students to improve their grades but it is a complete invasion of privacy. THis list could humiliate kids which just kills their self-esteem and that doesn't help anyone.

    March 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  641. heather

    putting the f list up is embarssing and not right

    March 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  642. Jessica

    The "F" List is just a display of sterotyping and it is an invasion of privacy. Each indiviudal students should be concern about wether they are failing or not and not others. Also, can cause buylling if you think about it.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  643. Thomas

    I'm 50-50 on this thing...If you are failing grades and you get on the F list, you lose friends, you get picked on for your grades, and you lose your reputations with other teachers...But then again, deep down, wouldn't that motivate you to pull yourself off the list?

    March 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  644. Kayla

    I definitely disagree with the F list. Other students don't need to know if you have missing work. It is none of their business. Although it might encourage some, it might hurt others

    March 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  645. amanda

    i think the f-list is wrong because if people are failing a class or classes it is their bissness and no one elses it may even embarrase the kids

    April 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  646. Nick

    I think that the principal should have kept the list up. The embarassment is what would get kids off the list which is what kids need to succeed. Anyway I think the teacher if he puts up the list he should stand by his decision and not be so flippy-floppy.

    April 2, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  647. Shaneda

    i dont think it was right for the principal to put that list up for every one to see. I think that he should have talked to the kids individually and tell them that their failing and cant go to the dance. Putting that list up may have helped the kids bring their grades so they could go to the dance but being on that list must have been embarrassing to the kids. If i was a parent to a kid that was on that list I would be upset because it not every one elses business.

    April 2, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  648. KYLE

    I think it was a god idea because it helped them get motivated and get tehre grades up.

    April 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  649. Josh

    I think this school took the students grades way out of porportion. I think that the list is a form of bullying. I also think it is an invasion of the students privacy.

    April 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  650. roni

    i think its awful that they would do that. Yes, it may have helped to get some people off the list but it's a violation of the kids privacy. That's setting up for a huge teasing problem, maybe even bullying. It's inappropriate. Many kids are not as smart as others. They may be in a class that's too advanced and they are probably insecure enough. Posting their grades up would just make it even worse.

    April 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  651. kathleen

    Puting up a list of faling students is wrogh in my opinion.

    April 3, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  652. Aditya

    All kids have different talents, and abilaties. However, many may not be as strong in one class than the other. Just because a kid is failing a class, does not mean that all the other kids should know about it. This way, it will put way too much stress in the student who is going through all this. The way you learn is by correcting your mistakes. Not by correcting the right way, and then making mistakes.

    April 4, 2010 at 2:36 am |
  653. corie

    i think that the teachers should not post students grades out where people can see them because kids grades should be seceret to themseleves because other kids could make fun of you if you have bad grades or them knowing that you have good grades other people should still not know any others grades.

    April 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  654. rusty

    I think the f-list is very bad we jest talked about being mean to others and some one got killed. The kids on the list might get picked on and might hirt them self or some one .

    April 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  655. Bella, Hesham, Bart

    We think the F list is rude. People could make fun of you just for being on the F list. It is private and should be the student's business only. It would be embarrassing and the principal has no right to give out information about the children.

    April 5, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  656. Konnor

    If you post the honnor roll list then any one not on it isn't getting that good of grades. So a F list is no different just a bit more motivational.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:33 am |
  657. MIKE

    Great idea! I am going to start my own "F" list and if any parents complain, I will take it down and then put it up in a different place.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:17 am |
  658. Rebecca

    I dont think thats its fair to put out a list that shows the kids that are failing. The kids do need to be confronted about the problem but the entire school doesnt need to know about it, if that principal really wants to put out a grade list he should put out a list of the honor roll kids, thats a better idea.

    April 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  659. Victoria

    I support the "F list" because I think it publicly humiliates the people on the list and encourages everyone to get better grades

    April 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  660. Madison

    Posting bad grades is not a good thing! It could lead to other kids making fun of them and they wouldn't do any better(possibly worse).

    April 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  661. Journie

    That is the students personal grade it should only seen by the eyes of the student, the parent/guardian, and the school. The kid already feels embarrassed about their bad grade it probably makes them feel worse to have it presented in front of the school.They should have not even have made an "F" list ,if the student had not made the the required grade they should sat down the student and told him or her.

    April 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  662. Alan

    If this happened in my school it would get a very bad responce. People's parents would be mad and so would the students.

    April 9, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  663. Alan

    All the "F list" is going to do is make a bunch of students ethier mad,
    emmbaressed, or both. The principal should never put something like that without student permision. If my school did this parents and students would be p.o.ed.

    April 9, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  664. Brianaa'

    I think that was very uncalled for! It was unneccesary to put someone's buisness out like that .. But there's two sides to a story....

    April 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  665. Karra

    I support the "F" list because some students are lazy and never want to do anything. It is their fault that they are on that list anyways.

    April 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  666. Anonymous

    Would you really want your grades posted in a hallway of your friends, teachers, and other students? I personally would be totally embarrassed. My teacher uses our ID numbers and sends a list around the class to show us our grades

    April 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  667. pooja

    I think its a good idea, but there will probably be a negative response from American parents. In France, student grades are posted by class and name on the walls for everyone to see and parents do not seem to have a problem with it. From experience, I know that it motivates students to do better because they do not want to be embarrassed by a low grade. Personally, it has made me work harder in class because I don't want my peers to think less of me because I did not do as well.

    April 10, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  668. Tiffany

    I think that the "F" list is a total invasion of privacy. I believe that students are ebtitled to their own privacy. I don't believe that that is right because no one should know the students grades because it's their own privacy.

    April 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  669. Alex

    They should not be able to that, that's very disrespectful and anyways why do the other kids care it`s only the kids and parents business.

    April 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  670. lily

    I think it would do way more harm than good.I think if other kids who had good grades would bully the people on the f list then there would be a big bully problem then no one would want to go to that school then the school might shut down.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  671. anastasia

    i think the f list bad because if you get bad grades

    April 14, 2010 at 12:47 am |
  672. JORDYN

    i think it would be a bad idea because people sometimes people dont want other people seeing their grades and people on the list would gte bullied from it . it wouldnt make any peace.

    April 15, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  673. Alison

    People are basically the same everywhere, past socio-economic and geographic borders, past nuances of religion and politics. Of course this would produce a mixed reaction. Those not on the list would probably be indifferent, those on the list would be embarrassed (albeit motivated) and the parents of those on the list would be livid.

    Because it is apparently effective, I have no inflamed or passionate response to the idea. It's harsh, certainly. As a student, however, I'd rather have a couple embarrassing days than a failing grade.

    Although, given the absurd level of ease involved in passing a class in an American public school, were I failing I probably wouldn't care either way.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  674. Colby

    The F list in my opinion violates privacy policy of students. These are there grades and no one should know about them. Many parents are most likely angry that there child’s grade is posted for everyone to see. Most students though have been effective in a good way by this experience because they don’t want to be looked at differently from there peers for having low grades. The students usually bring there grades up instead of being lazy because they get more privileges from having better grades and probably feel better too.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  675. Alison

    I think it is wrong to display a list of failing students. It would be very embarrassing to be on that list and would cause a lot of stress, therefore doing more harm than good. Although it worked on half the students and influenced them to raise their grade, there are other was that the school could have encouraged the students to bring up their grades. They could have offered incentives to the passing students instead of shaming the failing students. This was an invasion of privacy of the students on the list.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  676. Lynsi

    At my school I think if people were put on a list that was posted in the front of the school just because they were failing it would be a big controversial issue and a lot of people would complain. I think it is wrong to do that. Embarrassing kids in front of their peers is bad, and that leads to bullying which we are trying to avoid. Embarrassing kids is not the way to go. Maybe they should talk to them privately or have a conference with their parents.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  677. Anthony

    I think the “F List” was a good idea. The principal said that in a short amount of time about half of the students were able to bring their grades up and be removed off of the list. I think this shows that most of the students on the list are actually capable of getting good grades but it took a little bit of embarrassment to get them there.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  678. Denis

    The list would do more good for our school because it would encourage the students to start working better in class. The other people who see they list and see another students on it should help those student and make them want to do their work and work harder. The student could get tutoring because others will look at the list. Because not all student tell people that they are doing bad in class and this list could help get the word out to people who want to help or just people in their classroom could help them. This could help drastically for the students getting the failing grade in the class.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  679. Stephanie

    I think that if the F list were put up in my school a lot of people would throw a fit.
    I wouldn’t have to worry about it because I don’t make F’s, but if I did then I know for a fact I wouldn’t want the whole school to be able to see it. Grades are a private matter between teacher’s, students, and parents, not an entire school. The principle of that school made a huge mistake by putting up those students grades. The principle could have handled it many other ways such as: talking to the kids individually or sending out a note or a phone call, but under no circumstance should someone’s private business be put out to be embarrassed like that.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  680. stevie

    the thing our school needs most is that they need nicer people. the reason i am saying this is because there are some very bad people in the world and we must change the way they are.

    April 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  681. Ally

    I support it. The kids being on an "F" list may embarrass the kids enough to change their grades. And anyways... the parents obviously didnt know about it because they were shocked soooo

    April 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  682. agustin

    the people from my school need to start making some dances or sumething cuz its boring up in here.....

    April 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  683. Ally

    I support it. The kids being on an "F" list may embarrass them enough to change their grades. And anyways... the parents obviously didnt know about it because they were shocked soooo

    April 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  684. Domonique

    I really don't think that the "F" list is something schools should have. All it's doing is causing more problems than helping students do better. Grades should only have to be seen between the students and the parents, not anyone else.

    April 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  685. Magen

    That weird becasue now people would know your bussiness in how well you are doing in school and that doesnt give you sany privacy for your performance in school. It should be between you.your techers and parents and not anyone else to know.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  686. Kaitlyn

    I think that a list that tells everyone who is failing to try to motivate them to get their grades up IS a violation of the students privacy. If this were to happen at my school, we may have a mixed reaction. Some of the kids just don't care and others were trying to get their grades up anyway. The list would just be another reason for them to try harder and to get their names off the list because it is kind of emarassing.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  687. Cathy

    i think that the principal was right to take down the list. because it's important that students keep their private things private. i admit that the list did help to get the student's grades up, but there other ways you can get people to study in ways other than telling everyone that they didn't.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  688. Oleson

    I think the "F list" didnt' help anything. Aside from showing everyone in the school that those people are failing. I think ID numbers would be better, because then people woudn't know if your failing or not. Some people care about that and they dont' want other people to see their name on the list, but other people would probably try really hard to get that grade up. Some people might not be capable of raising their grade, and you can't punish them for it like that.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  689. Sara

    Those people that were failing would feel ashamed of themselves even more than they already are because everyone around the school knows that person is failing.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  690. Tori

    Everyone's grade is there business, not the whole schools.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  691. Helen

    All the list did was humiliate you. Did the principal even think about the kids who were on the list? MAJOR bullying issues come frome things like that!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  692. Helen

    Your grades are your privacy and your buisness. Period.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  693. kathryn

    Just posting an F list sets a bad teacher student relationship. No student would appreciate being singled out because they are doing poorly in a subject and that could promote some tough feelings toward the teacher as well as a sense of defiance forming. i do understand why it should be a motivation tool but in all honesty it seems like more of an embarrassment. Sometimes students DO try really hard and they can't pass a subject. Posting a list couldn't;t change a kids aptitude for math or skill in writing.

    April 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  694. eric

    my school needs more monet for sharaty

    April 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  695. Kayla

    I think it is stupid it would be our parents problem not anyone else and parents don’t care what I play. That really sucks for California and if they did it Idaho it be miserable.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  696. Emily

    I support the "F" list because students get a chance to see if they need to improve their grades to get off of the"F" list. Any way you should always try to improve your grade! : D

    April 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  697. Parker

    For one you don't need an "F" list to show who cannot take part in certain school functions, and two, it violates the students personal information.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:46 am |
  698. josh

    i like it because if you dont want to be embarssed you get good grades so you dont have to be!!! + it can help other students by if a A student looks at it and finds a friend or class mate he can help them

    April 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  699. John

    Your Grades are your privacy and you buisness. period.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  700. john

    i think it is a good law becuzse little kids should not play rated M

    April 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm |