Skip to comments.The end of the valedictorian? Schools rethink class rankings
Posted on 06/16/2017 7:44:03 AM PDT by Puppage
At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past.
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YAY, a participation award! WTF?
More dumbing down.
The one in my H.S. was a racist. I’m sure he’s quite successful. He will have to learn certain things the hard way.
I noticed on TV a few weeks ago that a local high school had 40 students with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
When I graduated in 65, I don’t think the valedictorian had a perfect average.
My nieces’ (twins) graduation class in Fresno, California actually had 22 “valedictorians”!
Ours cheated to get the award, became an attorney, and went to jail for killing his racehorse for the insurance money.
When princess riverdawg graduated from Catholic high school a few years ago, there was a valedictorian and a salutatorian and then an unranked list of students with “honors” who graduated with a 3.0 average or better. In large high schools with a substantial upper-middle-class student population, there might be 10 or more graduating students with a 4.0+ average in a college-prep/AP curriculum.
School (and university) administrators around the country have decided that the self-esteem of precious snowflakes is more important than academic standards. Mix in affirmative action for "minorities" and the elimination of grades and academic ranking is the natural outcome.
Yes. And you get more points for taking classes at Community College. And you get more points for taking Advanced Placement courses in high school. When my son graduated in the mid-2000’s, the top 20 in his class all had GPAs over 4. You get 5 points for an CC or an AP ‘A’. The top student in his class had actually dropped a CC course he was taking, in the middle of the last semester of his Senior year, because he was getting only a B. He wouldn’t have ranked 1st if he had continued in that course. That way of manipulation of the GPA is really common in high school. He played the game right and did end up with the top honor.
Knocking the achievers down because they can’t bring the underachievers up.
Same “silly” reason I don’t watch NASCAR any more. The winner should be the guy that wins the most races ... PERIOD! No “stages” no “Race to the Chase” ... Why can’t we just have winners anymore?
What about the poor kids who didn't meet the arbitrary threshold? That's not fair. It's low IQ shaming or maybe no perseverance shaming.
[[In its place are honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold]]
WHAAAAAAT? That’s ‘discriminatory’! EVERYONE deserves a valedictorian award regardless of attendance or grades
At my daughter’s recent graduation, they listed the top 25 students on the program.
Let’s just say most of those names were pretty hard to pronounce.
I'm guessing that there weren't too many Jorges or Jamals on that list.
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