View Full Version : Florida teacher says she was fired for giving grades of ‘zero’ for missed work

09-26-2018, 05:49 PM
A lot of teachers around the country can sympathize with this one: An educator in Florida claims she was canned for giving grades of “zero” to students who didn’t turn in work.

After all, if you don’t turn something in, how can you get any credit for it, right?

Ah, but Diane Tirado of the West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie apparently did not realize that her school doesn’t allow students to get zeroes. The minimum score a student can get on anything is a fifty percent.

According to WPEC, Tirado wasn’t even permitted to say goodbye to any of her students, so she wrote a farewell message on her whiteboard, a picture of which she posted on Facebook