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your 5th grader did NOT graduate!


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#1 bigjohn

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

The little bastid got promoted, he's going to the 6th grade next year...congrats. But he did NOT graduate.

My facebook feed is full of freakin' mommies celebrating their 3rd graders graduation. Cheese and rice, this is the same type of thinking that has awards days where every kid gets an award. God forbid that we expect these kids to EARN something.

High school graduation should be an accomplishment the is celebrated but I think it's cheapened just a bit when we have a cap and gown ceremony for kindergarten, middle school, blah blah blah.

What's a freakin' 5th grade diploma look like? Got a picture of Barney on it?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:45 PM

Go make toast in a bath tub.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:02 PM

Was waiting for this... Figured it would be in the other thread though.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:09 PM

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#5 Dpantherman

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:16 AM

get over it

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

Ive attended "advancement ceremonies" the past 2 days.. I get where hes comin from. Its the same bs as not giving a kid an 'F' because we "dont want to tell a child he failed".. Raising a generation of young folks that will expect to have everything given to them, again...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:33 AM

Our school systems are all kinds of fuged up and this is just one of the many examples.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:34 AM

someone didn't pass the 5th grade

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

with the exception of calling someone elses brat a little bastard, I have to agree with the thread originator.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:41 AM

They're kids, they've worked all year and there's nothing wrong with celebrating despite your dogmatic reservations about what should and shouldn't be recognized as an accomplishment.


<< just graduated my sixth year on the huddle on wednesday

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:48 AM

Totally agree with the OP...even if the kid isn't a bastard.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

Ive attended "advancement ceremonies" the past 2 days.. I get where hes comin from. Its the same bs as not giving a kid an 'F' because we "dont want to tell a child he failed".. Raising a generation of young folks that will expect to have everything given to them, again...


Agree.

Long story, but my son's teacher wouldn't give him an award he'd earned yesterday at school... turns out he'd signed up for the awards ceremony that included an $8 per plate dinner for our family and then didn't tell us, and we didn't attend... so the teacher was pissed and wouldn't give him the award yesterday...

After talking with him and my wife about it... we decided that he needed to pay the teacher the $24 and I wanted to know why he didn't get the award, even if she was pissed at him... then my son tells me "well, everyone got an award..."

wtf use is that if everyone gets one? If that's the case it's not an "award"... J is right... we're raising a bunch of entitled little asshole kids in this country. Nobody loses and everyone gets awards...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

I didn't get any fuging awards given to me and I still turned out to be an asshole kid. :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:20 AM

You know I just rememered that I never went to my 5th grade ceremony. I was at the beach

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:26 AM

i mean, by that logic... is graduating high school really that much of an accomplishment?... i mean... aren't we just celebrating mediocrity?


Congrats. You did what you were supposed to do.