NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The school honour roll, a time-honoured system for rewarding A students, has become an apparent source of embarrassment for some underachievers. As a result, all Nashville schools have stopped posting honour rolls, and some are also considering a ban on hanging good work in the hallways — all at the advice of school lawyers.
ENOUGH. "Oh, we can't post honour rolls, that makes the kids that didn't make them feel bad." GOOD. Maybe they'll get off their sad asses and do better, eh? This whole PC thing is bad enough, and it just gets worse every day, but now we actually have a school NOT posting Honour Rolls, for fear that some slacker students are gonna feel bad. This is such a load of bullshit that it's not even funny. In trying not to "hurt" the rotten end of the spectrum, we are simultaneously hurting the cream of the crop, by NOT recognizing their hard work?
Where's the pay-off for working diligently? Nowhere. Apparently, if you point out someone that took the effort to bust ass and make the grade, those pathetic losers are gonna feel bad, so they decided not too. What a sham.Sandy Johnson, chief instructional officer for the Nashville schools, says the restrictions go “far beyond the honour roll.” “It’s for anything having to do with grades and attendance or anything normally reserved just for the student or parent,” she said. Do you believe this shit? Their actually getting permission slips signed to LET them recognize a student's work!
Others think it might be a good idea to get rid of the honour roll, as Principal Steven Baum did at Julia Green Elementary in Nashville. “The rationale was, if there are some children that always make it and others that always don’t make it, there is a very subtle message that was sent,” he said. “I also understand right to privacy is the legal issue for the new century.” Baum thinks spelling bees and other publicly graded events are leftovers from the days of ranking and sorting students. Yeah, because, Goddess forbid we encourage kids to excel and achieve. Can't have that, not in today's sick little world.
Fuckin' Stupid. This is how your children are growing up: being taught that they don't have to make the grade; that if they fail, someone will bail them out; that if they work hard, no one will recognize it; that you only have to be as good as the weakest link; that you don't have to deal with hurt; that you don't have to compete for anything. Every day I hate the world a little bit more.