Why grading social skills puts some students at a disadvantage

03/6/2013 | Atlantic online, The

Students' grades often take into account their behavior, social skills and emotional maturity -- a trend that can put socially awkward students, including those with forms of autism, at a disadvantage, says Katharine Beals, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and an adjunct professor at the Drexel University School of Education. In this commentary, Beals suggests that schools leave "social skills training" to professionals to ensure that such students are given an equal opportunity to succeed.

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