Thursday, March 21, 2013

To Assuage Disappointment, Honors Night Cancelled

"You didn't build that."

"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.......

"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."

The Leftist mindset strikes again, this time again targeting those who made it.

Even without the last quote, you had to know what was on the principle's mind. Not every kid has the help of two parents, or even one parent. Some students have to study on their own because Mom or Dad works evenings. Some parents cannot be bothered with helping their kids. All students are born with the same ability and work ethic. It's just not fair.

Being disappointed can be the greatest thing that can happen to a students who could have tried harder and can motivate them to reach their goals the next time, but that is not what the Left wants. Academia and their junior partners in primary schools want to paint a picture in which all students are merely the products or victims of their own personal histories - no accident can change the inexorable course of those histories, either.

The students and parents of those who made the honor roll at that school certainly feel cheated and rightly so. The Left loves mediocrity, and one of the the best ways to enforce it is to chalk up great grades to having received more help from parents or tutors that are paid for by the better-off parents.

Of course, like your business, you did not do the work yourself; everything that you have is the product of the help or work of another. Belittle someone's accomplishments often or profoundly enough and over half of the job is already done.

Make more victims by implying that it was not your fault that you did not achieve.

Not every kid can be a professional athlete, nor can all kids make the honor roll, do well in college, or obtain and succeed at highly-skilled jobs, but the Left wants us to feel as if we have nothing of which to be proud.

The Left crossed the Rubicon long ago. We are still blind to that fact. They are at war with us.

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