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School Cancels Honors Night to Avoid Hurt Feelings

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A Massachusetts school principal has cancelled his school’s Honors Night in the belief that it would cause students who are not receiving an award to feel self-conscious and disappointed in themselves. According to Principal David Fabrizio of Ipswich Middle School, Honors Night could be “devastating” to the students who worked hard, but did not earn good enough grades to receive an award.

"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 a letter to parents.

Fabrizio asserted that he decided to cancel because academic success is often contingent upon support at home, which not all students are lucky enough to have.

Predictably, many parents are angered by the principal’s decision. "It's been a tradition in Ipswich, and you're very proud as a parent to see your child, as well as some of the other children who made, really, some great efforts," said one of the parents, Dave Morin.

“I am mortified at the comments Mr. Fabrizio made,” Facebook user Patti Rairden wrote on Wednesday. “Accomplishments should be recognized. They encourage more strides toward excellence.”

Another user, Joey Tiberio, wrote that it’s people like Fabrizio “that are killing this country.”

“Maybe it would encourage other students to work harder,” Nancy H. Murphy DelSignore wrote, referring to keeping Honors Night.

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Tiguar
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LOL


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because academic success is often contingent upon support at home,


yeah, that...or brains.


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CptBengal
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I cant stand this feel - good - I'm a pussy - so yo cant be good - my feelings hurt - care about my irrationality, bull shite.


wtf


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MFn GIMP
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I don't want to live in this world anymore.

But since we do I demand that no one be allowed to run anymore. Sorry guys, I can't do it and seeing others run is "devastating" to my psyche.


Tiguar
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Did anyone else read the article? Kids in the UK are banned from having best friends in school.


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...can also be devastating to a child...


If only most kids in public schools cared enough about school to truly be devastated about not making an Honor's list.


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CptBengal
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Kids in the UK are banned from having best friends in school.



wtf?

seriously.....WTF


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TheOcean
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fricking liberals.

Scum.





Some very intelligent people on this board sensationalize the most random news stories. Who gives a frick?


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Similar politically correct efforts to guard students from any negativity are pervading education systems across the world and are interfering with children’s educational development, as well as social development. In the United Kingdom, teachers are banning children from having best friends, forcing them instead to play in large groups.

"I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn’t have a best friend and that everyone should play together," U.K.-based psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni told The Sun. "They are doing it because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend. If they break up, they have to feel the pain because they're learning to deal with it."


Man-oh-man.

Can we just go ahead and recognize here that everyone is not special, feelings get hurt, and schools doing this become labs of altered reality that hinder an adolescents growth for the world in which they are about to enter.


Tiguar
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This is a message board for discussion. I'd rather read about this than some kid pulling for gay marriage. You're within you're right to say voice your lack of interest but this is no worse than a thread about gwb's art work.


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Who gives a frick?
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Who gives a frick?




You want to know EVERY person that does?


I'd start with those in this thread that read and commented on it.

However, if you need to get a roster...start writing names:


BHP gives a frick
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CollegeFBRules
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this is no worse than a thread about gwb's art work.




I'm not worried about someone wanting to emulate GWB's artwork and have a need to be concerned about the societal implications of it.


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CollegeFBRules
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Some very intelligent people on this board sensationalize the most random news stories.


You're right. Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin is much more important to discuss.


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CollegeFBRules
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Tiguar


Ignore my last post. I'm an idiot.


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I had to read the link to make sure it wasn't an Onion article.

This is all deeply disturbing.


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BlackHelicopterPilot
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Ignore my last post. I'm an idiot.






I was just about to explain his to you




LSURussian
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So now the world knows which principal didn't get any honors when he was in high school.....


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CollegeFBRules
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Yeah, I didn't see TheOceans line at the bottom of his post until I saw you respond to it. Like I said, I'm an idiot.


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