Right, the inconsistencies in the story make me skeptical. With that said, I AM criticizing the school’s policy on awarding credit for NO work because a student is breathing. Not to mention, the district even lied about their own policy because it is stated in the handbook that no zeros should be given out. And if the students have nothing to turn in after 2 weeks of “working,” then it’s on them, not you. You can’t make them turn in work that they refuse to do as you cannot occupy their minds. This is one of many reasons why students are graduating and can’t read or write or do basic arithmetic. Students should not be passing if they turn in nothing and cannot demonstrate they have learned anything. They should get a big, fat F as they did not put in the work. Life is like a function: You get out exactly what you put in. Would this kind of thing ever fly in the real world? This wouldn’t fly anywhere else outside of these “schools,” so why should it in an institution of learning, either?