When someone sneezes, a common response is, “God bless you.” But one California teacher finds this statement so offensive and disruptive that he’s working to cut back on its usage in the classroom.
Steve Cuckovich, a health teacher at William C. Wood High School in Vacaville, California, has attempted to banish the friendly gesture, as he believes it is both disrespectful and disruptive. To punish students who do, indeed, say “God bless you” after one of their classmates sneezes, he purportedly knocks 25 points off of their grade.
Make sure you read the rest, because it gets a little more outrageous… http://www.theblaze.com/stories/calif-teacher-punishes-students-for-saying-god-bless-you/
The real problem with this is how much it flies in the face of sound educational assessment. Grades are meant to reflect a student’s academic performance. If you want to email this educator and tell him how disappointed you are in his lack of understanding with regards to educational assessment, just click this link: Steve Cuckovich email.