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Complaint Forces High School Cheer Team to Accept All Applicants
Conservatives often rant about participation trophies and lowering standards. Rewarding academic achievement is an affront to dumb kids. Lady Marines can't do pull-ups, so pull-up tests have to go bye-bye.
This story takes all of that stuff to a new level. A girl didn't make the cheer team at her high school. Normally, a person would go train harder, then try again next year. Or accept that cheering isn'r them. Because sometimes life isn't fair and reality is a bitch. That was then. This is 2018. Mom squealed to the administrators at the school. Now, the cheer team has to accept anybody who tries out. I kid you not:
A New Jersey mom went to her daughter’s school and complained about her not making the cheerleading squad — so now everyone gets to make the team.
“All my hard work has been thrown out the window,” seethed cheerleader Stephanie Krueger about the ruling during a Board of Education meeting last week in East Hanover.
“I tried my hardest. Now everything is going away because of one child who did not make the team, and their parent complained.”
Instead of having tryouts and making cuts, cheer coaches at Hanover Park High School have decided to let everyone participate. The school’s athletic director said they changed the policy as a direct result of the mom’s complaint.
While we're at it, why not make everyone captain of the football team. Then we'll give everyone valedictorian status. Even the slacker kid who sits in the back corner and huffs Sharpies. No more winners or losers. Everybody is number one.
There are girls on the cheer team who are hard-working athletes. Working their butts off to hit their routines. Unlike some of their peers who are instead snorting condoms between nomming Tide Pods. Now these girls have to share the field with out-of-shape slackers who affirmative-actioned their way onto the team. All because "it's not fair."
Leftism and "inclusion" are slowly but surely murdering meritocracy. The idea of working hard and making the cut is now a major no bueno.
Here's a prediction: the girl who complained her way onto the team is going to be mocked by everyone else (on the team and not on the team) because she's not good enough. She'll be hardest hit. So instead of learning a rejection lesson the easy way, she's going to face a season's worth of humiliation. Way to go, mom.