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bigjohn

your 5th grader did NOT graduate!

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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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Go make toast in a bath tub.

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

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

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someone didn't pass the 5th grade

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

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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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