Diane Tirado is the kind of teacher who should getting awards. But she got fired for giving her students a zero for work they didn't do. The Florida teacher was terminated because she would not abide by the schools "no zero policy". In that policy, students can't be given grades lower than 50, even if they didn't do the work.
Diane was an eighth grade teacher for years at Westgate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Since she was not down with the "get a 50 no-matter-what policy", they told her to gather up her stuff and leave her job. But before she left, she wrote a note to her students.
"Bye kids. Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life. I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50 percent for not handing anything in. Love, Mrs. Tirado"
Diane told Wimp, “I'm so upset because we have a nation of kids that are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up and it's not real."
“The reason I took on this fight was because it was ridiculous. Teaching should not be this hard," Diane said.