I read this story on the book of faces this morning and now my Irish is up. If you don't feel like reading the story, I'll summarize it for you. Our children have all now become such precious fragile snowflakes, and if we give credit where credit is due, someone will get their panties in a goddamn bunch and will need years and years of counseling and probably a million dollars to make their lives whole again.
Or something like that.
Seems that a high school in Plano, TX says that their National Honor Society members are not allowed to wear their stoles to graduation. What? Those kids worked their asses off, they went to the meetings, they kept up their grades, they did their community service and for WHAT? So that the school can come in and say they are no different than any other kid in their graduating class? BULLSHIT. They worked hard for this honor and they should be allowed to be set apart from the rest without anyone getting a goddamn hair up their ass.
Yeah, I'm pissed. My own daughters are members of their high school's Spanish National Honor Society, and my oldest proudly walked at graduation with her SNHS stole along with other honor regalia that SHE FREAKING EARNED THE RIGHT TO WEAR. You can be damned sure that if her high school leaders told her she earned those honors but could not wear them at graduation, you'd hear my big mouth from here to Jupiter. It's a goddamned disgrace that our society has become so goddamned soft and squishy that we don't want any of the students who didn't earn those honors to feel excluded. BULLSHIT. If they wanted it badly enough, they could've worked for it. NOT EVERYONE gets a goddamned trophy. High school is NOT youth soccer where everyone gets a trophy just for participating. There are MVP's who stand out and there are intelligent, hard working kids who deserve to be singled out because they displayed exemplary qualities.
In my kids' high school they did away with the Valedictorian several years back because of this whole 'exclusionary' bullshit. Now we have the student government give the speeches at graduation. There is no longer the honor of having the highest GPA in your graduating class. It's become a level playing field where everyone is the same. Again, bullshit.
School systems need to knock this shit off and give credit where credit is goddamned due.
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