I say that grades should be removed. I say this because of the stress that it can put on a student. Not only stress but pressure, lowers self-esteem, and can rarely but possibly lead to suicide. As everyone knows letter grades range from A-F/ good to bad. When a student starts to get bad grades, it can really start to hurt them. I don't mean physically but mentally. How? Well, lets say you live far away from your job, the only job you've been able to get, and your close to getting fired because you've been late so many times. This puts a lot of stress on you, the stress of waking up early, eating fast enough, gathering your supplies, and getting there on time. This is what a student is put through. The stress of getting dressed, eating fast enough, doing their homework, studying, getting supplies, and raising their grades. If a student has very strict parents, he or she is most likely to get punished. Now, here is the part where I explain why letter grades should be abolished or removed. Lets say a student's parents are REALLY strict and I mean REALLY. If they were to be punished severely enough, they just might be driven to self-destructive behavior. Another thing that might lead to this dreadful and heartbreaking situation, is bullying. When I say bullying I mean when other students make fun of a specific student constantly without stopping. This can also lead to fatal self-destruction. If we can remove LETTER grades, then we can reduce suicide. Now, I'm not saying that grades in general should be removed, I'm saying that they should not be labeled by letter. For example: replacing F with a kinder meaning like poor or not good. This would make students feel better instead of thinking that that just Failed. When you hear the words Failure, Failed, Failing, or Fail and you know that the words are being directed at you, your brain starts to make you feel let-down or it makes you feel like your not good enough. But, if we replace the letters with words (KIND words), then students will start to feel good about themselves and not feel like they are letting their friends and family down.