Schools aiming to prepare kids for life in entitlement-drunk America might want to start emulating Ipswich Middle School in Massachusetts.
According to FOX News,the school’s principal canceled this year’s Honors Night, an annual even recognizing the achievements of its hardworking and high-performing students.
The reason? It could lead to hurt feelings. The last thing kids who haven’t excelled want to see is kids who did excel being honored for it.
“The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average,” explained principal David Fabrizio.
That sort of regressive compassion should serve the lowest common denominator among the schools’ student body well into adulthood, as long as America’s expanding safety net keeps snatching away what’s left of the incentive for its citizens to attain individual success.