Though not endorsed by David Letterman, grade point averages do suck (really).
10. It shouldn't matter what number you or everyone else is. It's all a part of your own personal growth.
9. Someone who was not great at a required selective course is seen as a bad student even though they are excelling in every other class.
8. Assessments don't always know what I know.
7. Numbers are passionless. People aren't.
6. Inaccurate until the semester ends. Feedback twice a year doesn't help continuous learning.
5. It should be considered a form of bullying by unfairly comparing students to one another.
4. It's completely irrelevant when left standing by itself. What does it represent: A sneaky cheater, a well behaved studier, or a 5 minute study crammer? It's an assessment taking score, not one of learning.
3. It takes the natural learning out of school. If it truly matters, you will know. A number won't.
2. Where is the data to even back up this number? Stored in more numbers ranging from 0-100%?
1. "It's not the number that matters, but what got you there" -Angela Maiers.