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School Honor Roll Canceled Because Some Students Didn’t Make The Grade

In Ipswich, the anti- Lake Woebegone, none of the children are above average



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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.

“The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, 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,” Fabrizio penned in his first letter to parents, the station reported.

Fabrizio also said he decided to make the change because academic success 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.

Academic success influenced by the amount of support at home? Who is this talking, Obama? “You see that A student? She didn’t earn those grades herself. Oh no. Her parents, family, neighbors, and local government had a part in it too!”

Buncha crap, all of it. Oh how tewwible, the other loser kids might have their pwecious self esteem bwuised a widdle bit! Oh noes! So screw over the few who actually bothered to hit the books. Gosh, this sounds a bit like the standard philosophy of gun control, doesn’t it?

But I will give the Ipswich school system a little credit: at least they had an honors ceremony in the past. Trying to peer back through the mists of time, I’m pretty certain that my school - especially my middle school - had no such thing. No ceremony, no gold stars, no bumper stickers. Not even a mimeographed list thumb-tacked to the bulletin board. Your grades were your business, and your parent’s. Possibly the computer printed report cards came with a little H in column 17 or something. We didn’t “graduate” from middle school or even elementary school either. You graduated from high school, and that was it.

I recall that my high school had a National Honor Society chapter, and that I purposely did not join it because at 16-17 I was trying desperately to fit in, and NHS was pure Dork Squad, where the foreign kids and the band kids went. Social kiss of death. And our report cards there were all in letter grades, so it amazed me how they selected the Valedictorian. Heck, a whole bunch of kids had solid 4.0 I think, and we all got the “tougher” Regents diploma ... not that the high school had honors night or even a posted list of “H” students either.

PS - Ipswich must have replaced their school with some kind of Einstein Challenge network. IIRC, just opening the books once a week or so was enough to garner a C+ in my school system; doing that and turning in most of the homework assignments got you a “B”. B+ if you stayed awake in class and asked or answered a question or two a week. It’s not like getting A grades was all that hard. Matter of fact, it was damn easy. So easy that I never ever learned how to study until I was a junior in college. And my town had a nationally recognized award winning school system. Although it’s possible that came about after my time there. Beats me; all I know is I took every single Regents level class they offered other than foreign languages. We didn’t have AP classes in those days.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/21/2013 at 02:30 PM   
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