A teacher from the US claims to have been fired after refusing to pass some of her students who failed assignments.
The school is said to have a 'no zero' policy. That means teachers were required to give all assignments at least 50 points out of a possible 100.
When Mrs Tirado, 52, assigned her eight grade class a project with a two-week deadline, several students did not turn it in. It was then that she was made aware of West Gate's grading policy, which is explained in the school handbook as 'No zeros - lowest possible grade is 50 percent'.
When Mrs Tirado asked about how to grade non-existent work, she was told to give students who didn't hand in the project a 50.
"I'm so upset because we have a nation of kids that are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up, and it's not real," she told TV station WPTV.
It was then that the teacher found out she was fired.
While packing up her classroom on her last day at the school, she wrote a goodbye message for her students on the whiteboard.
"Bye kids, Mrs Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50 percent for not handing anything in," it read.
The photo was uploaded to Facebook where it has since been viewed thousands of times.