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A Massachusetts school has merged its exclusive honors night with an all-inclusive end-of-year assembly. The principal called the annual celebration of achievement “devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average.”
The Blaze reports that the principal later clarified that students who excel will still be rewarded at the assembly, but it will no longer be a “devastating” special event.
Ah, socialism. The wonderful world of mediocrity takes another step in America since it has worked so well for Europe. Greece, Spain, Italy and France can celebrate that we are on our way to be just as wonderful as they are. We are all the same, after all. Bill Gates isn’t smarter than me. Just lucky. Tiger Woods isn’t a better golfer than me. It is unfair to all golfers that he wins so much. We should all win and get a green jacket and a million dollars for winning The Masters. Not fair to make other golfers “feel bad”.
Twitter users share his frustration.
Happens all the time. Schools now afraid to reward success. MA principal calls off Honors Night: fxn.ws/ZTAr0d
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) March 21, 2013
@ksorbs so what your saying is that we all get a Nobel just for trying to ____ something (inset what ever you want in space)
— Perry G Buote (@pgbuote) March 22, 2013
@ksorbs the dumbing down of America! Poor kids worked so hard to have their honors night taken away!!
— Shellie (@Shells_e) March 22, 2013
— Chris Angelini, Cris (@ConserValidity) March 21, 2013
Because everyone should get a participation trophy?: HONORS NIGHT NIXED: Awards May Be ‘Devastating’ to Others shar.es/eOqQt
— Homegrown Patriot (@MaxTollensJr) March 22, 2013
Here we go producing another generation of “participation trophy” kids. Why parents would be ok with this baffles me.bit.ly/YqHoJh
— BeckyG (@beckyginlv) March 21, 2013
Wow. Everybody wins. Except not.hlntv.com/article/2013/0…RIDICULOUS.
— Libbi (@LLLONLLL) March 21, 2013