Rhode Island School Decides 'Honors Night' Hurts Too Many Slacker Students' Feelings [UPDATED]
UPDATED They backtracked a bit and are blah blahing about better communication. So they've decided to do it after hours rather than during school, which is good but still is all about making sure the underachievers don't feel bad about themselves.
American public school educators have lost their minds.
Concerned that an annual honors night for students is too “exclusive,” officials at a Rhode Island school have decided to scrap the event.
An email sent out to parents of students at Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich said students who would normally be honored at the spring event would instead be recognized during team-based ceremonies and graduation, the East Greenwich Patch reports.
“This will afford us the opportunity to celebrate the individual and collective successes of all students and their effort, progress and excellence,” said the email sent out over the weekend, which was signed by Principal Alexis Meyer and Assistant Principal Dan Seger.
The email added that "Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honors Night.”
We are supposed to let the C+ students who devote most of their time to PlayStation piggyback on the work of the students who worked hard to achieve something for celebratory purposes?
My daughter is a varsity sophomore athlete and gets very good grades. She never gets to sleep in. She is either studying or working out. We had to cut her Confirmation celebration short last Sunday because she was at a track meet all day Saturday and had homework she still needed to do. Guess what? That kind of kid is more "exclusive" than some Doritos-munching, eye-rolling little miscreant who spends his homework time watching YouTube vids.
Exactly how do modern American educators exhort a student to put in the extra effort to achieve greater things if they are teaching them that greater things shouldn't be rewarded? I know the lefties have had a good few years whining since The Idiot King became president but running around barking, "1%!" and "Privilege!" isn't going to work as a life plan for very long, no matter how big the nanny state teats grow.
Here is an utterly shameless plug, but I cover most of this kind of nonsense that public educators are ruining our kids with in my Amazon bestselling ebook, Don't Let The Hippies Shower. I would say "read it and weep" but I made it somewhat humorous, so you can laugh through the tears.
While the best options for the moment are private and charter schools or homeschooling, not everyone has those available. Also, we can't cede taxpayer funded public education to these loons. We have to fight to take it back.