Allow students in Tennessee to be exempt from Grading for the pandemic school year 20-21.

Allow students in Tennessee to be exempt from Grading for the pandemic school year 20-21.

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Samanthamarie Estes started this petition to Department of Education and

I am a sophomore ,as of this year. I have struggled very much which this whole virtual approach at learning,due to the COVID-19 pandemic,as well as many other students have as well. It can be a Struggle due to a few reason,some kids can’t afford wifi at home,some students unfortunately can’t learn online,and some of those students have to do fully virtual learning due to a parents medical condition. We should also take a look at how the teen suicide rates have raised.
       First off,not all students families have the financial benefits to be able to afford a stable wifi connection,maybe not any wifi at that. Yes a teacher might tell them that they can save it,but as a person experience,if a student is quarantined for the required amount of days they can not access newly posted assignments. They are not able to have the same opportunities as a student that has a wifi connection at home,so are we supposed to just swipe it under the carpet that they are unable to do their school work,due to a problem they can’t control? 
     Another problem,students that don’t do well with virtual,and had to stay home due to a parents medical condition. As well as students who might do in person but just can’t do virtual. These students get pushed off as lazy,when they just aren’t doing well with everything being online. Are we supposed to ignore the fact they are struggling and just look at them as a grade or a percent?
    Last of all,teens mental health with this pandemic had declined severely. The suicide rate has gone up by a high percentage. The mental health of us teens is becoming unbearable. The sad reality is some student are struggling to keep themselves alive,let alone complete a missing assignment. Yes I have heard the sentence,”it only get harder in the real world”,but let me ask you this,did you ever go through a major thing happening in the world that switched your whole life upside down in less then two weeks,if not then I ask you this next question,how do you understand what us teens are getting through?

         Now I ask you to,considering signing this petition,to help out the teens of today’s world. If you choose not to,I will completely respect your choice and opinions,but all I ask is that you have an open mind and think about the points I have brought to light in this writing. Thank you for your time. 

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