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Ok Turtleboy Sports if any one can appreciate the ridiculousness of the post I’m sending you it’s myself and the rest of Turtleboy fans… Our district (Ashburnham-Westminster) holds a ceremony for students who achieved highest honors (all A’s) for at least 6 of 8 middle school reports cards and only at least honors for the other two cards. It’s a private banquet so no other students are seeing these kids being honored, it’s not announced to the student body so no kids are being made to feel left out. I’d love you to see what one sour grapes mom posted and a bunch of other politically correct mommies jumped on board with….
So I guess this is at Overlook Middle School in Ashburnham, and of course it represents EVERYTHING that is wrong with America. Let’s look at all the ridiculous things that were said:
I can’t help but feel bad for kid who work hard each and everyday and NEVER get the recognition they deserve.”
No. Just no. If you did not get straight A’s, then you do not “deserve” any recognition. We don’t reward individuals for trying their best. Losers are always whining about their best. You know the rest…..
Some kids study, study, study, and work, work, work, and never will get straight A’s.
Yea, and? Welcome to life. Your kid can shoot free throws all day too, but it doesn’t mean he should be in the NBA. I’m sure there are lots of kids who give 100% and don’t get straight A’s. And that’s OK. But let’s be real here. For every kid out there who got a B on a report card there was SOMETHING they could have done to get an A. Because I guarantee all these kids who are allegedly working so hard can find the time to post meaningless things on Twitter and have time for extracurricular activities.
I don’t think that is fair.
Seriously? An adult actually wrote this on the Internet? That’s no fair? Sounds like Turtleboy Jr. when I tell him he can’t have any more pudding. I’ll tell you something Grandma Turtleboy told me, that I assumed every parent in America was supposed to tell their kids – life isn’t fair. Am I the only one who was told this a million times growing up? And just for the record, grading kids based on the same tests, quizzes, and homework is the definition of fair.
It makes me sad that kids that are “average” will not be part of a celebration that they deserve just as much.
This woman must be a Colts fan. No, they don’t deserve it just as much. Because it’s a celebration of excellence, not the mediocrity awards show. In America we don’t celebrate being average. They were not as good as the kids who got straight A’s, so they don’t get to go. If average kids got to go then it would be meaningless. But of course these are the same parents who have forced their kids coaches to give their precious children trophies for making sure the bench doesn’t fly away during soccer games.
I really think that the school system should revisit this.
Translation – I’m gonna be an annoying helicopter parent from this point forward until they eventually cave and hold an award’s ceremony for C students. I think the school should change the rules to the game because my kid didn’t get honored.
In a world that talks so much about being politically correct, it saddens me that this hasn’t been thought about. Sad 🙁
Oh I see. So because the world around this woman has conformed to her demands for political correctness in every aspect of life thus far, the school should continue to cater to her butthurt. The only thing that’s “sad” about this, is that this ridiculous diatribe got 24 likes.
The best was this comment:
Look at the effort, not the grade. I agree.
Oh shut up already. How exactly is your kid’s teacher supposed to judge your precious little millennial’s effort? When he gets five questions wrong on his math test how is the teacher supposed to know that he tried his hardest? If the answer is wrong, then it’s wrong. Period. It doesn’t matter how hard you tried if you didn’t learn what you were supposed to. Because in school they don’t test you on things that aren’t covered in class or in the book. So at some point the questions that your kid is getting wrong were covered, but he or she didn’t learn it.
The problem is that these parents don’t understand what trying hard means. In their minds trying hard = amount of time spent on schoolwork. So many parents think that because junior stared at a book for three hours or copied some words out of a textbook that they tried their best. Think of when you were in school and you had social studies homework. Teacher tells you to read 10 pages and answer the 5 questions in the section review. What did you do? You read the first question and then scanned the 10 pages until you found the answer. Then you copied word for word what was in the text. But you didn’t learn anything. That’s what is happening here. These kids might be spending time on their schooling, which Mom then believes should be rewarded. But they’re spending their time ineffectively. It’s not the quantity of studying, it’s the quality.
The bottom line is that we are seeing all across college campuses how this nonsense manifests itself. Kids everywhere are being raised by loser parents who think they should be rewarded for being average. But this is not how things work in the real world. Companies don’t give bonuses for being average, the Celtics don’t get a parade for making the playoffs, and Keanu Reeves doesn’t win Oscars for Johnny Mnemonic. If you wanna be rewarded for mediocrity then move to Indianapolis. Winners only in New England.
P.S. I guess this is the downfall of being a teacher in the burbs. Worcester parents aren’t gonna post nonsense like this. I guess it’s a trade off. If you teach middle school in Ashburnham then you don’t have to deal with 16 year old 8th graders telling you go fuck yourself, but you do have to deal with entitled soccer Moms rallying against you on Facebook.
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