National Post

Teacher who was fired for giving students zeros finds new home at ‘old-fashioned’ Edmonton private schoolWhen Peter Mitchell, the headmaster of a small academic private school in Edmonton, scouted for a new physics teacher, he found the perfect candidate in the newspaper. Lynden Dorval made headlines when he was fired for refusing to comply with his public school’s “no-zero” policy. Mr. Mitchell saw a teacher with passion, standards, and 35 years experience.At Mr. Mitchell’s Tempo School, no student would be surprised to receive a zero for failing to hand in an assignment.“Tempo School is a self-consciously old-fashioned school. I’m 61 now. When I was in Grade 3 it was new math that came in and failed. When I went into post-secondary education, ‘whole language’ came in and students couldn’t write their way out of a wet paper bag,” he said. “There are a lot of trends in education.” (JASON FRANSON/Postmedia News files)

Teacher who was fired for giving students zeros finds new home at ‘old-fashioned’ Edmonton private school
When Peter Mitchell, the headmaster of a small academic private school in Edmonton, scouted for a new physics teacher, he found the perfect candidate in the newspaper. Lynden Dorval made headlines when he was fired for refusing to comply with his public school’s “no-zero” policy. Mr. Mitchell saw a teacher with passion, standards, and 35 years experience.

At Mr. Mitchell’s Tempo School, no student would be surprised to receive a zero for failing to hand in an assignment.

“Tempo School is a self-consciously old-fashioned school. I’m 61 now. When I was in Grade 3 it was new math that came in and failed. When I went into post-secondary education, ‘whole language’ came in and students couldn’t write their way out of a wet paper bag,” he said. “There are a lot of trends in education.” (JASON FRANSON/Postmedia News files)

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    I’m glad someone else took him on. I support him 100%.
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    Super happy for him.
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    I believe this opening misrepresents the position of the school. However, it is fairly silly that the students can get a...
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    No zero policy? Really? …Really?
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    he’s like an “education asylum seeker” :)
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    Excellent news. I still cannot believe this teacher was fired for giving a zero to a kid who did not hand in homework.
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    They actually attempted some form of this methodology in Quebec for a while; they called it the ‘reform’. I was the year...
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    Cool new digs bro.
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    Seriously, I can’t believe in this world there are policies in public schools dictating that zeros cannot be given to...
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