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I disagree with Virginia Whiting ["Liberalizing grading scale leaves kids unprepared," Feb. 27]. I believe Fredericksburg's change to a 10-point scale helps its students.
With a 10-point scale, a 92 is an A. With a six-point scale, a 92 is a B. High school and college transcripts do not record the numerical grade earned, only the letter grade. So a student in a jurisdiction with a six-point scale would have a lower GPA in the eyes of the college.
The city is merely changing its grading scale to one used by counties, states, and colleges across the country and improving our students' chances of obtaining a higher education.