If someone fails the midterm and the final, man, don't you think they feel bad enough already?
Why you wanna harsh their buzz and like label them as some kind of absolute and total failure?
Sounds like you're less interested in teaching all that, you know, Plato stuff, and more interested in stomping on people's dreams.
In fact, the NFL should institue some sort of extra credit. Like, the Colts are losing the Super Bowl, but instead of making them feel totally bad about it, Roger Goodell comes onto the field and announces that the Colts can tie the game if Peyton Manning can throw the football through a tire 10 consecutive times from 20 yards away. Then once he does that, everyone goes home a winner, and we don't have to give in to this mean-spirited urge to always have one team lose.
I failed my written drivers exam and my driving test and I was pretty bummed out. Luckily as we all know those test givers are really cool and compassionate so the trooper told me if I could run and jump landing on my ass on the hood sliding to the drivers side (this was the 80s) then he would pass me. Been driving ever since!