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Liberal Reporter attacks Child for Getting Good Grades

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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This is so disgusting. I don't even know how to explain it without throwing up on my keyboard.

A school hosted a congratulatory event for its straight-A students, which would not normally be a controversial event... but the America we live in has changed. No longer do we push our children for excellence... now we make excuses for mediocrity.

I was a teacher for ten years before embarking on a career as writer. I can tell you that every school I've ever been associated with has events honoring those who excel in different areas - athletics, academics, clubs, extracurricular, etc. For these parents to complain that their kid who didn't get straight A's feels left out, is simply emblematic of our current cultural corruption.

  

It's just a gross display.

Glen Beck dissects the problem pretty well...

"I can't take it... Stop. Stop. Stop," Glenn said exasperatedly. "Even the A-students didn't think it was all that right. Probably because they have been indoctrinated from the very beginning in socialist tendencies, and beyond that they've got a reporter sticking a microphone in their face and going, ‘Do you think that's right?' They're [sixth] graders... I don't know!"

Beyond the unprofessional and leading questions posed by the reporter, there is a larger issue at play here. As Glenn explained, all students are not punished when one kid acts out and gets detention. So why would all kids be rewarded when one student performs better than everyone else?

"You know what's so weird? If they continue to look into this, I'll bet you that not all students are invited to be in detention. Isn't that weird? Not everybody is allowed into detention. That's weird," Glenn quipped. "It's called punishment... Or in this case it's called incentive... Job well done... What a concept. What kind of nutty, outdated extremist, concepts is this school teaching? It's pretty radical, isn't it? If your grades are not up to snuff, you don't get an invitation at all. You see what I'm saying?"

This mindset that everyone deserves a participation trophy just for showing up has crept into our schools as well. When it comes to the progressive goal of fundamentally transforming America, teaching our youth that equal opportunity and equal outcome are one in the same is dangerous:

This is progressive, Marxist, bull crap indoctrination. This is equal outcome indoctrination. This is your fundamental transformation of the United States of America... This is the secret of life: There are people who are willing to do things that you are not willing to do...

He's right.


 
Those that can do, do. Those that can't do, teach ~ or report about it.
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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vic270
by Vic on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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My parents always taught us that if it wasn't worth working for and giving it your all, it was't worth having. This of course was a long time ago. Maybe i'm old fashioned or whatever word the ppl use today, but i still believe this concept should work today. If you don't have to do anything and get the same thing as the person who gave it their all, what could it possibly mean to you.How can you be so proud of something that is not deserved.                                                                                                                                                                       

BeAmour
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM

 What in the hell?

VoodooVixen
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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What was said or asked? I didn't see it in yor article.
Debrowsky
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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You need to clink on the link. 

right before our eyes-  the Socializing of our nation.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Feb. 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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It's really sad that kids are made to feel bad or "doubt" their success because a party is thrown for their achievements.   Like the little girl said, it makes you want to achieve better...(not exact words)..but..

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM
The jackass republican idiot reporter got his shit all wrong.

From the original story from myfox

Some "A" students who talked to FOX 5 said they enjoyed the party, but felt it was unfair to students whose grades were not as good.

One parent of an "A" student said he could understand if students who got lower grades were disappointed, but that the party might serve as incentive for them to work harder. Another parent said she doubted if a pizza party and dance would be incentive for students to get better grades.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools says "recognitions are decided at the school level in collaboration with the school community." She suggested that parents with questions bring them up with their principal and other officials at their school.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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 Completely false, of course.

Quoting -Celestial-: The jackass republican idiot reporter got his shit all wrong.

From the original story from myfox

Some "A" students who talked to FOX 5 said they enjoyed the party, but felt it was unfair to students whose grades were not as good.

One parent of an "A" student said he could understand if students who got lower grades were disappointed, but that the party might serve as incentive for them to work harder. Another parent said she doubted if a pizza party and dance would be incentive for students to get better grades.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools says "recognitions are decided at the school level in collaboration with the school community." She suggested that parents with questions bring them up with their principal and other officials at their school.

 

Those that can do, do. Those that can't do, teach ~ or report about it.
MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

 I can't bring myself to give a Glenn Beck website a unique page view. 

Happy to read something with a less-inflammatory headline, though.

Quoting Debrowsky:

You need to clink on the link. 

right before our eyes-  the Socializing of our nation.

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:54 PM

 nah

Thanks for the bump though.

Quoting MsDenuninani:

 I can't bring myself to give a Glenn Beck website a unique page view. 

Happy to read something with a less-inflammatory headline, though.

Quoting Debrowsky:

You need to clink on the link. 

right before our eyes-  the Socializing of our nation.

 

 

Those that can do, do. Those that can't do, teach ~ or report about it.
MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

 'Course.  Anytime I'm bored.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 nah

Thanks for the bump though.

Quoting MsDenuninani:

 I can't bring myself to give a Glenn Beck website a unique page view. 

Happy to read something with a less-inflammatory headline, though.

Quoting Debrowsky:

You need to clink on the link. 

right before our eyes-  the Socializing of our nation.

 

 

 

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