Skip to comments.School Reverses Course after Canceling Honors Night
Posted on 05/21/2014 8:57:16 AM PDT by Bon of Babble
"A Rhode Island school district that had come under criticism for canceling a night for honors students over concerns that the event would be too 'exclusive' is reversing its stance.
But in a statement released on Tuesday, the middle school backed off.
"We have decided to honor excellence as we had planned, but at a traditional evening event," said the statement values about student learning and performance."
The statement says the school is planning an event next month to "celebrate student excellence"
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I can only imagine the outrage. If that had been one of my kids, what I would have said would be unprintable here!!
Yes, honoring achievement is “too exclusive” and is quite likely prone to “disparate impact”.
I’m glad to hear there was some push-back, to me this merits an angry mob with torches and pitchforks surrounding a school board meeting.
I feel confident that I can speak for all slackers when I say that a celebration of excellence makes me feel left out and potentially oppressed.
I was actually thinking that my extreme brilliance was a disabling handicap, and merits some kind of financial wealth redistribution from all the slackers out there ...
"Everybody has won, and all must have prizes!
- Lewis Carroll Alices Adventures in Wonderland
When I went to mine, I didn’t recieve a thing...however the next day my picture was on the front page of the local rag.
So I guess I got the “I was there” award. ;) It made Mom happy.
To balance things out, they should have had a "Dumb-as-a-Bag-of-Doorknobs Night" the following day.
That way, everyone would have been represented, and no one would have been left out.
A bunch of mediocre teachers and administrators who probably never earned any honors, themselves.