your 5th grader did NOT graduate!
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:01 PM
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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<< just graduated my sixth year on the huddle on wednesday
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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...
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...