Not only are the schools being ‘dumbed down’ with the curriculum, some schools are ditching the class ranking system, too. And this is why private education and homeschooling is on the rise.
The class ranking system is hurting the ‘widdle feewings’ of some students.
And some schools are taking it further and ditching the Valedictorian.
Because ‘participation trophies’ are all the rage these days.
At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past.
The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold — using Latin honors, for example. This year, one school in Tennessee had 48 valedictorians.
About half of schools no longer report class rank, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Administrators worry about the college prospects of students separated by large differences in class rank despite small differences in their GPAs, and view rankings as obsolete in an era of high expectations for every student, association spokesman Bob Farrace said. There are also concerns about intense, potentially unhealthy competition and students letting worries about rank drive their course selections.
Source: Associated Press
I wonder how Tiger Mom, Amy Chua feels about this…
Don’t you just love it when the ‘Feelings Police’ decide that tradition needs to be scrapped because it might affect someone’s self-esteem?
Have you noticed that no one consults the other end of the spectrum?
You know, the ones that worked hard, put their studies ahead of their fun and spent hours studying to achieve their goals.
Nobody talks to that kid.
But hey, why wreck the narrative by focussing on the successful students?
And let’s not forget, education has become more female-centered over the years to the detriment of boys.
You can see that in college admissions numbers — girls are outnumbering boys.
This is another one of those things — boys, by nature are more competitive than cooperative.
That doesn’t mean that they can’t work together in a group, but rather their motivation is personal achievement.
Less so with girls. (That’s even seen in the boardrooms of major corporations that have women on their board.)
But who cares? It’s just the hard working kids, amirite?
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