Am I the only one left out there who believes assignments should be turned in on time???? I have had two parents e-mail me tonight asking if their children could make up missing assignments. In my syllabus, I explained that I do not accept late work. Later in the year, I re-evaluated my policy. I changed it to I would accept work one day late for half credit. My initial reaction is "no, it's too late." My principal is leaning towards having teachers accept missing assignments. I see the point. Yes, we want them to learn. But what is the cost? I teach sophomore language arts. I do accept major papers late. Those go down a letter grade each day those are late. I just have a problem with daily work being accepted late, especially about six weeks late. I have already overhead students say "I'll turn it in later" for classes where accepting late work is acceptable. Also, the work in question is reading guides for a novel. We just watched the film of the novel in class. I would be open to what you have to say. I am a little worked up over this. Maybe I should just suck it up and go with the times, but the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach.