Florida Teacher Gets Fired For Giving Zeros

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An 8th grade teacher in Florida gave an assignment, gave students zeros for not turning it in, and got fired.

Diana Tirado started teaching 8th grade history at West Gate in Port Saint Lucie last month. “But then she assigned an explorer notebook project that many students didn’t turn in,” NBC 4 reports. “It was at this point Tirado found out about what she says is the school’s no zero policy reflected here in the student and parent handbook.”

“‘But what if they don’t turn it in, and they say we’ll give them a 50. Oh no we don’t,’ said Tirado.”

“Tirado was terminated on September 14 but there’s no clause mentioned in the letter from the principal since she was still in her probationary period.”