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MA High School Principle decides to punish the top achievers, because it wouldn't be fair.....

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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.

Some parents disagree with his philosophy.

"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," Dave Morin, a parent, told the station.

Fabrizio says he plans to include the honors ceremony with a previously planned end of the year assembly where students will be recognized in front of the entire student body.

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grandma B

by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Mar. 20, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Ugh.  So incredibly stupid.

PestPatti
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 11:23 PM
2 moms liked this


  Oh please, this "everything has to be fair" crap is ridiculous.  

stormcris
by Christy on Mar. 20, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Wow just wow

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:35 AM
1 mom liked this

What happened to  the old adage of, 'you win some and you lose some?'  That's life.  It sucks to lose, but it builds character.   Sorry, but we can't treat kids like `snowflakes' -- delicate, and directionless.  Entitled kids grown into entitled adults. 


Quoting grandmab125:

 I guess it's like little league baseball....everyone gets a trophy, or no one does.  And they wonder why kids don't want to achieve.


 

fireangel5
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:46 AM

And how is that fair to the kids who busted their asses and did well?

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:38 AM
1 mom liked this

What a headcase.

This is starting to look frighteningly like Rob Grant's book 'Incompetence' is coming true...

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:41 AM
1 mom liked this

This article makes no sense

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:43 AM

The misleading headline is so typical too.

jadedcynic
by NerdyJen on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM

*principal

grandmab125
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:44 AM
1 mom liked this

 Try again.....It's the principal who makes no sense, not the article.

Quoting autodidact:

This article makes no sense

 

grandma B

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