At the end of the school year, my school did something that boggles my mind from a moral and philosophical pov. A teacher failed a student (senior), and apparently it's not good to fail a senior for a necessary class in my school. The student failed the year by 20 points, and admin was pressuring the teacher (non-tenured, I might add) to change the grade. She was stubborn about it, so they finally basically ordered her to come up with something he could do to change the grade to a pass, like a paper or project. Personally, i find this disgusting, and a sign of what's wrong with education. See, they feared the parent. They wanted the kid to graduate. What makes it even worse, in my opinion, is that currently my school is being sued by another parent whose kid they graduated who really shouldn't have graduated. Supposedly, the kid can't find a good job and can't get accepted into college, so Mom is suing the district for "failing to prepare him" for the real world. You think they would learn! What my mentor said is that she has only had this happen once to her, and that her response to admin (since they'll change it anyway, regardless) was change it if YOU want to, but I'M not changing the grade. Anyway, I just wanted to open this up for debate on here, see what other teachers think about this, if other school districts pressure teachers in this way, and, if it happened to you, how you handled it.