I wanted to see what other teachers think about this. I have been teaching for 12 years and constantly here more and more that a teachers job is to teach responsibility. What colleagues mean by this is do not accept late assignments, those that do take off a load of points, and do not give kids a break. My thoughts are if I am teaching them something it is important enough to spend my time on it, they should be expected to turn it in. That is the responsibility that I want to teach them. Deadlines are important, but sometimes I need a break on deadlines as well. It is not important when they learn it, it is if they learn it at this point. I hate the argument and want to see what others think.