Aspire to Be Mediocre!
When did success become a dirty word? This story absolutely infuriates me.
A Connecticut middle school is getting a bunch of flak for its decision to cancel "Honors Night" so as not to offend those who haven't achieved them. According to the East Greenwich Patch, officials at Archie R. Cole Middle School pulled the plug on the event because, "Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature" of highlighting the hard work of the school's best and brightest.
The idiot administration says, instead, the good students will be highlighted in "team-based ceremonies" that will, "celebrate the individual and collective success of all students and their effort, progress and excellence.”
The "Participation Trophy" nature of the change didn't sit well with many, judging by the reactions the story has gathered online. "And all sporting competitions should end in a tie," griped one. "Life ain't fair either. What're you going to do about that?" vented another.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world is passing us by. We used to reach for the stars, not grab the remote. Isn't the whole point of school to prepare kids for life? What are they prepared for now? Watching idiot Kardashians succeed at being famous for absolutely no reason.
And while I'm at it, when my kids were younger, one of them played youth soccer for a summer. And we parents got the memo instructing us not to cheer. Thankfully we only did that for one summer.