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Teacher Fired For Refusing To Give Credit For Homework Not Turned In

A Florida Teacher says that she was fired because she refused to give students credit for work they didn't hand in.  

Diana Tirado started teaching 8th grade history last month at West Gate in Port Saint Lucie.  She assigned an explorer notebook project and many students didn't do it. 

Tirado, then learned about the schools no zero policy. 

On her last day she wrote a message to the students on her whiteboard that stated 

"Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in."

She sent a picture of the message through a class app and shared it on Facebook. 

According to this story the district has no policy prohibiting teachers from giving students zeros.

Since a no zero policy is something I had not heard of, I looked for and found this article about the concept

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