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MA Schools Won't Celebrate Honors Students To Avoid Offending Low-Achievers

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A Massachusetts principal has been criticized for canceling his school's Honors Night, saying it could be 'devastating' to the students who worked hard, but fell short of the grades.

MyFoxBoston.com reports that David Fabrizio, principal of Ipswich Middle School, notified parents last week of his plan to eliminate the event.

"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," Fabrizio penned in his first letter to parents, the station reported.

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  1. Of course, he could offer “participation ribbons”.

  2. And starting next year he’s recommending a Progressive Tax on grades. Everybody earning an A’s will be taxed 20% of their grade, those earning B’s will be taxed 10% with the proceeds being distributed to those students making D’s and F’s. This will completely eliminate any ‘devastating’ effects of obtaining a low grade. Every Animal will then be equal.

  3. “As the result of a recent Court ruling, the meaning of the “F” grade has been changed from the perjorative “fail” to the stern, but less emotionally damaging “not very good”.

    -Beavis & Butthead’s Ensuckopedia

  4. David Fabrizio is racing to the bottom. I presume sports night will also be cancelled.

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