Skip to comments.Principal calls off Honors Night because it could be 'devastating' to students who missed mark
Posted on 03/20/2013 2:03:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012Edited 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
Yep, life’s a b*tch - deal with it.
It’s getting to the point where you can identify a Massachusetts-based news article just by the title...
Yeah, why give out grades at all?
“Everybody’s a Winnah!!!”
Just pass out honors to everyone Or better yet - select a gay bi-gendered trans-neutered femboy. Give the honor to it.
But of course the "My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student" stickers would be perfectly ok.
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 !
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.
He blames academic success on parental support. Time to ban parental support or keep the kids at school 24/7.
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.
A lot of people are disappointed they didn’t make the sports teams. I assume honoring them will not happen.
What a low-life pansy.
Your bias against trisexuals is showing...
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.
Then call off GRADUATION ceremonies as well, cuz it might hurt someone’s FEELINGS they didn’t..........
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.
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.”
Some of us have no choice. But we're working on it.
This is real child abuse. This hurts the achievers in many ways and I feel sorry for them.
Principal Harrison Bergeron, I presume.
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....
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.
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.
Massachusetts must be purged from the union. There is nothing there worth saving. The state is a detrimental drag on America.
< cue evil cackle from stage left >
"I'll show them - I'll kill the ceremony altogether !"
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.
Wouldn’t canceling it be devastating to the honoree’s families?
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.
Ipswich will be renamed Harrison Bergeron Middle School
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.
Nothing like preparing the next generation for the real world......more like preparing them for life as a government dependent.
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.
Don’t call it off, change the name to honors and losers night.
I bet your grandkids know more about creative uses of condoms than I ever will.
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...)
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.
And they can take California with them.
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.
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.
If the school isn’t there to promote academic success, why does it exist?
I feel myself getting sick at the answer.
You are probably correct but I am focusing tight on the Neoeuropa and the blighted former America north and east of New York .
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.
They can have one for the losers instead, and call it Dishonors Night.