i know lots of teachers who will not give a zero, even if a child never turns in an assignment. my issue with this is what if a child turns in an assignment and gets a 40. the kid who turned in nothing, zero, zilch, gets a 50 (what they give in place of a zero). so, turning in nothing gets you a better grade then trying? i get that a zero is REALLY hard to recover from on assignments that are weighted heavily, but I have a hard time with the above situtation. what do others do?