Here’s a blog entry that shows, yet again, why liberals shouldn’t be elected dog catcher, let alone to a real job. The prime quote:
Principal Paul Richards said a key reason for stopping the practice [ed. of printing the names of honor roll students in the local paper] is its contribution to students’ stress level in “This high expectations-high-achievement culture.”
Students’ stress level? I’ve got a news flash for you, Paul: Most kids don’t give a damn about your little grading scheme and the few who do are the ones who’ll be trying to keep the Chinese from kicking the hell out of us economically and technically in the next few decades.
So go ahead, make their jobs that much harder by not recognizing their achievements and by bringing them down to the level of Joe Average, the C student who never got his name in the paper. That’ll definitely help things.
Happily, there is some good news: 87% of respondents to the related survey think this is bullshit.