Study after study shows that AB students consistently perform worse in school compared to similar schools in Massachusetts, while having higher standardized test grades, higher 4-year college attendance rate, and students in the National Merit & Achievement Programs. This means that our grading system does not accurately represent our students’ dedication to academic excellence, intelligence, and great potential. As a result, our students are experiencing high levels of stress and achieving record lows for the amount of sleep each night. So, Eric and the Gold Pig Party will fight for better grades for students.

The Truth Speaks For Itself.

AB Students are almost 60% less likely to succeed in school compared to similar schools.*

*AB compared to Newton South, Newton North High School, Westford Academy, and Sharon High School. Figures based on information released by school officials. “Succeed” refers to achieving a GPA of 4.0 or above.

But... AB has higher Post-Secondary Education attendance rates than similar schools*, at 99%.

*AB Class of 2018

Newton South High School 2018: 94%

Wellesley High School 2019: 93%

All data based on figures released by school officials.

AB outperforms similar schools on the SAT, ACT, AP & has more semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

2 in 3 students say that school is the biggest source of stress in their life.*

*Statistics based on a 2018 YRBS Emerson Hospital survey of 6th, 8th, and high school students.

87% of students get less than 7 hours of sleep each school night.

*Statistics based on a 2018 YRBS Emerson Hospital survey of 6th, 8th, and high school students.

"Youth's likelihood of engaging in many risky or unhealthy behaviors goes up as their grades in school goes down."

Eric's 4% Plan

  • Corrections for all students for assessments of at least 50 points
  • Grades cannot exceed 100% with the test corrections included*
  • Teachers may choose to provide class time for students to work on test corrections
  • Teachers must provide at least 2 calendar days for students to complete test corrections
  • Current test correction policies will be evaluated and may be exempt from Eric’s plan

See How Eric's Plan Can Help You:

An Equitable Assessment System

  • Anonymous grading on essays for humanities subjects
  • Students can report teachers to the Student Council if they feel that they are graded unfairly. Then, the Student Council will launch an investigation into the matter