I asked for some feedback from teachers on their policy and their district policy on late work and I really appreciate the feedback. Im still looking for good feedback on this issue. I teach middle school. Here are some more bullet points that are being brought up: *We are only getting middle school students ready for high school. *Students are still turning in quality work when it is late. (allowed to correct their own late work??) *There should be deadlines, but students should still be allowed points for self-confidence at the middle school level. *We are showing a students a dis-service when we are not teaching them to be accountable with deadlines. Giving them points after an assignment is late is reinforcing entitlement. *I would rather a student turn an assignment in really late so I know that they are turning me in quality work, or even some work. (These are all from our faculty meeting). There are circumstances that require a late assignment, i.e., sick, funeral, etc., please don't consider those. If a deadline is set for an assignment, or project, and the student turns them in late. Im trying to figure out if there is even such a thing as "late work" anymore and giving a "0" for an assessment. Is it becoming obsolete, or has it become a paradigm swing because the administrator doesn't want another call from a parent? Or have psychologists done extensive amounts of research to have teachers/administrators consider this philosophy? Feedback would be great. Thank you.