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Teacher Faces Firing for Giving Bad Grades

Because each failing student is a precious, sensitive flower


An Edmonton teacher whose suspension has stirred a debate over whether students should be given zeros when they don't do their work says he is on the brink of losing his job – and even his teaching certificate.

Lynden Dorval has been a physics teacher for 35 years but his refusal to back down from a fight over a school policy that bars teachers from handing out zeros could spell the end of this career.