Friday, November 15, 2013

Exchange Student: Question #1

As I've mentioned, we have an exchange student living with us. Occasionally, I will share some of her questions about the U.S. educational system.

A recent question:

Why do American teachers give extra credit on tests and for homework?


1 comment:

  1. You never got any answers to this. What does that say?? I asked my 10th grader and he also gave an "i dunno." For what it's worth, his AP US History teacher gives extra credit, but it's for things that get them more involved in school spirit - e.g. participating in spirit week activities, bringing in something for the food drive. And the amount of credit she gives compared to the weekly work load is miniscule, but it has led my 10th grader to be more engaged with the school so I'm grateful for that!