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Principal calls off Honors Night because it could be 'devastating' to students who missed mark
foxnews.com ^ | March 20, 2013

Posted on 03/20/2013 2:03:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Edited on 03/20/2013 2:40:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Massachusetts principal has been criticized for canceling his school's Honors Night, saying it could be 'devastating' to the students who worked hard, but fell short of the grades.

MyFoxBoston.com reports that David Fabrizio, principal of Ipswich Middle School, notified parents last week of his plan to eliminate the event.


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Massachusetts principal calls off Honors Night because it could be 'devastating' to students who missed mark

1 posted on 03/20/2013 2:03:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yep, life’s a b*tch - deal with it.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 2:05:27 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Let's ban all the bumper stickers that say "My child is an honor student at XYZ School" and confiscate all cars that have such a sticker! Give those cars to an illegal alien so he can start a paper route!

-PJ

3 posted on 03/20/2013 2:05:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s getting to the point where you can identify a Massachusetts-based news article just by the title...


4 posted on 03/20/2013 2:05:51 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
More of the left wing's war on excellence. Worker ants don't need honors.
5 posted on 03/20/2013 2:05:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah, why give out grades at all?

“Everybody’s a Winnah!!!”


6 posted on 03/20/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Just pass out honors to everyone Or better yet - select a gay bi-gendered trans-neutered femboy. Give the honor to it.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 2:08:18 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Let's ban all the bumper stickers that say "My child is an honor student at XYZ School" and confiscate all cars that have such a sticker!

But of course the "My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student" stickers would be perfectly ok.

8 posted on 03/20/2013 2:08:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012
So... let's do away with grades altogether, then.

And no keeping attendance, either. Some kids get sicker than others.

And, by the way, no sports teams, because some kids can't dunk.

And no cheerleaders, because some kids aren't as pretty as others.

And no band, because not everyone can have the same musical talent.

CELEBRATE UNIFORMITY !

9 posted on 03/20/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Especially is it contains the word “gay” or “lesbian”, i.e. gay Biblical play at MA high school.

I don’t understand how normal people can stand living in that screwed up state.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sir Napsalot

He blames academic success on parental support. Time to ban parental support or keep the kids at school 24/7.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 2:09:59 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Don’t want to hurt kids self-esteem do we? Because life should be nothing but a series of happy events for everybody. That way, everybody is a success. Whoopee.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 2:10:26 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Izzy Dunne

13 posted on 03/20/2013 2:10:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012

A lot of people are disappointed they didn’t make the sports teams. I assume honoring them will not happen.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 2:11:44 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What a low-life pansy.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 2:12:43 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
select a gay bi-gendered trans-neutered femboy.

Your bias against trisexuals is showing...

16 posted on 03/20/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

Some things about living still weren’t quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron’s fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away.

It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.

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17 posted on 03/20/2013 2:15:00 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Then call off GRADUATION ceremonies as well, cuz it might hurt someone’s FEELINGS they didn’t..........


18 posted on 03/20/2013 2:15:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: beethovenfan
Yep, life’s a b*tch - deal with it.

No kidding.

What this ass hat doesn't seem to get is that cancelling Honors Night can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class and excelled and risen to the top.

That PC sword cuts both ways.

Or is it OK because the honor students in his school do not represent a sufficient cross section of all races? Possible?

Also, I wonder what the National Honor Society will have to say about his decision.

19 posted on 03/20/2013 2:15:43 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

translation of the principle’s words: “Let’s place a priority on failure to work hard enough over success.”

His message to the students: “Learn to get along instead of getting ahead.”

His message to the future: “Lower your expectations of us, we will not meet them.”


20 posted on 03/20/2013 2:15:50 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: ilovesarah2012
I don’t understand how normal people can stand living in that screwed up state.

Some of us have no choice. But we're working on it.

21 posted on 03/20/2013 2:16:52 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is real child abuse. This hurts the achievers in many ways and I feel sorry for them.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 2:18:08 PM PDT by laplata
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To: ilovesarah2012

Principal Harrison Bergeron, I presume.


23 posted on 03/20/2013 2:18:22 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: ilovesarah2012

Today on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kindom we discover what happens when feral youths hit the real world and discover they really aren’t ‘SPECIAL!!!!!!” afterall....


24 posted on 03/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Some of us have no choice. But we’re working on it.


Good luck. I don’t know how you can stand it to be surrounded by them.


25 posted on 03/20/2013 2:19:35 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Izzy Dunne

Darn. And here I thought I was being all-inclusive.

But ya know... I left off trans-zoophillics also.

I’m just a real hater today.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 2:20:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Massachusetts must be purged from the union. There is nothing there worth saving. The state is a detrimental drag on America.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: ilovesarah2012
You know, the odds are that Mr. Fabrizio didn't graduate with honors. Was he "devastated" by that?

< cue evil cackle from stage left >

"I'll show them - I'll kill the ceremony altogether !"

Bwahahahahahaha....

28 posted on 03/20/2013 2:21:55 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gee, I wonder if the kids who worked hard for it and DID win, only to see the celebration cancelled, were “devastated”.

Some of these guys need to be bitc# slapped.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 2:22:01 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wouldn’t canceling it be devastating to the honoree’s families?


30 posted on 03/20/2013 2:22:18 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Wuli

Build a school. Call it the school of equality. Only send the smartest there. As your kid gets smarter, he is taken out of school and sent to the school of equality.

This way the smart kid is ostracized by his peers, he goes to a school where his peers are equal to him and he doesnt get ostracized and everyone wins.


31 posted on 03/20/2013 2:22:24 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ipswich will be renamed Harrison Bergeron Middle School


32 posted on 03/20/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ilovesarah2012
can also be 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,"

Or, more likely, the lazy goof-off that can't be bothered to turn in his homework really doesn't give a crap about "Honors Night."

And when "Honors Night" doesn't have the acceptable number of disadvantaged minorities attending, Principal Fabrizio won't have to face the wrath of the poverty pimps who want to know why he runs a racist middle school.

33 posted on 03/20/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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And when "Honors Night" doesn't have the acceptable number of disadvantaged minorities attending, Principal Fabrizio won't have to face the wrath of the poverty pimps who want to know why he runs a racist middle school.

BINGO!

34 posted on 03/20/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012
Next time I go to the doctor's he better put my weight down as 115 and tell me my blood pressure is 120/80. Otherwise, my feelings will get hurt.
35 posted on 03/20/2013 2:24:26 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Nothing like preparing the next generation for the real world......more like preparing them for life as a government dependent.


36 posted on 03/20/2013 2:25:23 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

My kids graduated from H.S. in MA and now 3 of my grandkids are in the same school district. I’m happy to say that excellence in academics and in sports is strongly supported. They have awards night for those who achieve scholastically and awards banquets for the athletes. There is tremendous parental support and if they ever did away with either of these there would be hell to pay.


37 posted on 03/20/2013 2:27:41 PM PDT by surrey
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To: beethovenfan

Don’t call it off, change the name to honors and losers night.


38 posted on 03/20/2013 2:28:02 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: surrey

I bet your grandkids know more about creative uses of condoms than I ever will.


39 posted on 03/20/2013 2:30:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Middle School is certainly old enough to learn that there are always winners and people who do not win the prizes....

if this school can’t even help its students learn something as rudimentary as this, the parents should give serious consideration to finding their kids other, much better schools to prepare their precious progeny for success living in the real world (and not just “getting by” in an artificial little imagined world that “exists” — if at all — only in the mind of an incompetent principal...)


40 posted on 03/20/2013 2:31:57 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: ilovesarah2012

The principal errors gravely. Very supportive parents can as well as other parents have a child who fails to apply themselves to their full potential, no matter how hard the very supportive parent prods their child; and a child lacking very supporting and demanding parents can chose to greatly apply themselves, without a parent’s motivation. Generalizing the excuse of “non-supportive parent” as the cause of underperforming children is just that - an excuse and rewards all underpeforming children, no matter the cause, into thinking they are as good as the rest no matter what.

G-d may have created everyone “equally” deserving of certain things in G-d’s eyes and by extension ought to be equally deserving “under the law” but neither promise makes us “equal” in very much else.


41 posted on 03/20/2013 2:32:08 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Izzy Dunne
FILL IN THE BLANK, ANYTHING GOES.......he decided to make the change because [attendance, ability to pay attention, ability to open one’s locker, promptness, ability to keep from mouthing off at the teacher, ability to sit through a whole class without screaming obscenities, etc. ad infinitum] can be influenced by the amount of support a student receives at home and not all students receive the same level of emotional and academic support at home.....
42 posted on 03/20/2013 2:32:13 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bert

And they can take California with them.


43 posted on 03/20/2013 2:37:48 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
I know that is the perception. I consider myself to be normal (who doesn't?) and I know I am a real conservative.

I live here, and with the exception of the politicians, the liberals and having to drive behind their cars (these aren't MA cars, but they LOOK like them)...

There is a lot to like. I have lived all over the world and in a lot of different states, and I came to love it up here when my dad retired from the Navy and moved back up to his hometown.

There are beautiful beaches, Cape Cod in the off season is wonderful. The White Mountains in New Hampshire are nice. Boston is a great city, very walkable. There is history, museums, etc.

The politics make me gnash my teeth.

44 posted on 03/20/2013 2:38:36 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
This can be fixed real easy just have a loser night
45 posted on 03/20/2013 2:40:47 PM PDT by bikerman ("A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it you wont need one again.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Here's what this really is...

It used to be that inner-city under-achievers were putting peer pressure on others by accusing them of "acting white." "Acting white" meant studying hard and getting good grades in school instead of hanging out on the street corner or basketball hoop.

Today, the Left is trying to redefine "acting white" to be something else, something less than what it meant before.

-PJ

46 posted on 03/20/2013 2:41:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: massgopguy

If the school isn’t there to promote academic success, why does it exist?

I feel myself getting sick at the answer.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 2:42:07 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You are probably correct but I am focusing tight on the Neoeuropa and the blighted former America north and east of New York .


48 posted on 03/20/2013 2:42:08 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is the kind of crappy society we live in, where the students who do the worst are the ones we listen to the most, and vica versa.


49 posted on 03/20/2013 2:43:07 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They can have one for the losers instead, and call it Dishonors Night.


50 posted on 03/20/2013 2:45:52 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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