Grades do matter. They can make the difference between going to this college or that one. Getting a scholarship or not. How can 0.1 possibly make a difference? The problem is, where does the teacher draw the line? Many would feel that boosting that kind of difference up would cause no problems, however does that really make it fair? It’s important for students to know that their grades do matter. They matter now, and they matter on down the line. It could make all the difference in the future educational opportunities that are out there.