High marks have be­come a need

Calgary Herald - - EDITORIAL -

Re: “Par­ents drive grade in­fla­tion,” Let­ter, Oct. 11.

Par­ents may push kids for 95 per cent marks, but the real rea­son is the post-sec­ondary schools are look­ing only at kids with high grades — nurs­ing this year is 94 per cent, en­gi­neer­ing is 92 per cent.

So don’t blame the par­ents, blame the gov­ern­ment for not sup­port­ing post­sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tions. The pres­sure for high grades has got­ten to the point that many kids can never make it to post-sec­ondary school with­out high grades. Randy Chomis­tek, Calgary

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