... So I've contacted our district
> curriculum coordinator, and she is willing to let me pilot the grading with
> my 5th graders, but she wants a write up on WHY this should happen and how
> it would benefit the kids and me/art. What are your thoughts?
One very quick thought that comes to mind as to "why" - according to NCLB, art
is a core subject. Other core subjects receive letter grades, therefore . . .