Students who earned straight A’s at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring have been invited to a school dance Tuesday, a celebration that starts during the final period of the school day and includes a DJ, free pizza and a game room.Try that belief on the athletes some time, see how much sense it makes. You know why we don't do stupid things like this, or like affirmative action, in athletics? Because athletics is important, which goes to show you how highly some people place the education of children against the backdrop of their own prejudices and ideologies.
Students with B’s and C’s may join in later, when classes are over and pizza is no longer served. Students with lower grades are not invited at all.
Eastern’s “Academic Achievement Celebration” is not an entirely new idea in education: Schools commonly reward student success. But the idea of a middle-school party that sets students apart by letter grades — leaving out 306 of the school’s 865 students, or 35 percent of the student body — has raised questions at Eastern and beyond.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
So What If Others Feel Bad?
Where/how did this view ever come into being, that we can't reward the good because it makes the bad feeeeeeeel bad about themselves? What kind of warped view is that?