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'PROGRESS': Schools Abandon 'Unfair' Class Rankings And Titles...
Leftists are about as obsessed with imposing "equality" on the masses as they are with making conservatives bleed. There's been a steady push from progressives to create a society of "equals" so losers won't feel as bad about being losers. Most of their
brainwashing social engineering is focused on the childrens. Case in point? Schools are now ditching class rankings and titles for students altogether, in the name of fairness...
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.
Now there's a system. Nobody gets upset when everyone's numero uno. It's like an Oprah giveaway. "YOU GET FIRST PLACE! AND YOU GET FIRST PLACE! AND YOU? FIRST PLACE TOO!!!"
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.
So, kids competing to be the best is a bad thing now. Why stop at class rankings? We can just get rid of grades altogether while we're at it. After all, not everyone is capable of putting out A+ work. Seems it would be much fairer to give gold stars all around.
How typical of the left to lower standards and impose extra burdens on groups they perceive as having unfair advantages. All to even out the scales and create a uniform society where the only virtue is mediocrity. Newsflash, lefties. When there's no incentive to excel, you only bring down the winners and create a society of underachieving losers...
The harsh truth is social engineering never works out. Yanking the awards out of the hands of gifted and industrious kids won't get you the society you crave. Some people are always going to be better than other people at things. Any time you try to mess with the natural order, things get out of whack.
This is where it's gotten us so far...