Who is "them"? I'm writing a school paper about this exact subject, and I need to know who "them" is so I can research it more. By the way, thanks to everyone for the amazing comments, they'll make great quotes in my paper.
First "they" abolished God in the schools, now "they" want to abolish the Honor Roll. These honor roll students earn the recognition of being an honor roll student, it gives them the incentive to achieve their utmost education.
They have taken the fun out of school . As a child I worked hard to make the honor roll. I had subjects that were my favorites like history. Not taught in school now because someone may take offence. We have handed our life over to the so called right group to belong . We no longer think for ourselves we need to be spoon fed with warming lables that cover everything even the air we breath. We live in the most powerful nation in the world and yet we live in daycare. We hide from everything and have to pass a test for everything.If we don't have a number we can not buy, do,or say , or sell anything. It is a shame we live our lives afraid to live life. It is not only the schools that are run by the crazed but the police force, judges, child welware and you can name them off all day long.We need someone to tell us how to get up in the morning because, we just might do it wrong.We do not want anyone to know anything about us it is like we are ashame of ourselves and our nation. It is shameful that we want to be so loved around the world that we will hide under our amarican beds. If the people of today had to start this country we would still belong to England. Hard work and pride has died and with it our self-respect.
"The Honor Should Not Be Allowed in Schools There Is A Lot More That Dont Make The List Than Does It Is Better For A Few To Feel Bad Than A Lot." This is a quote from a previous post. Is this for or against honor role? Maybe this post was made by an honor student. You decide.
I have a hard time believing an ostrich can ski that well.
i am a mother of 2 children and one of them is in the honors classes and is really good the other is not that good and i do not see that affecting my to children in any bad way . if any thing i think it makes the one that does not do so well try harder kids need other kids to be roll models also if you take away honors then where do kids get that little extra push from
As a mother of 4 grown children, I now have 4 growing grandchildren, (2 of which are in school). I have to say that I am very muchso FOR the 'honor roll system'. Without incentive or reward, how can we expect our children to WANT to continue to improve & learn as much as possible? Once again- I'd likie to say "THANK YOU" to these fine folks here at Dear Lake Designs for giving us this site to speak our minds. "Granny B.", Texas
As a teacher, I can tell you that there are plenty of students who take pride in their accomplishments and like to see them publicized. I am a recent graduate of the Master of Education program at an online university and I definitely take pride in the fact that I graduated Magna Cum Laude. When I was younger, I had a lot of stigmas attached to my learning. I did not have any self esteem about my educational accomplishments. I worked very hard in the Master's program and had to overcome several obstacles such as the recent death of my husband of 26 years and holding down two jobs. To assert that students' might be made to "feel bad" about not earning high marks is ridiculous. In life there are choices. If a student wants to work had, then he should have all the rights and privileges that go with his accomplishments.
The Honor Should Not Be Allowed in Schools There Is A Lot More That Dont Make The List Than Does It Is Better For A Few To Feel Bad Than A Lot.
Most schools now pass all students regardless of ability to handle the material. If everyone will pass anywway I guess it makes sense that everyone should make the honor roll. High school graduates can't fill out their own employment applications and some can't count change correctly. If the goal is to dumb down American school children, we seem to be a real success.
I believe it would be a big mistake to take away the honor roll. Just because the players on every team but one lose (and therefore must feel really bad about themselves and have huge esteem issues) should they get rid of the Super Bowl, the NBA Championship or the World Series? You can see tears in some of the player’s eyes when they’ve play their heart only to lose in the last few seconds of a game. Ask them. I bet none of them would say ‘If I would have known we were going to lose, I wouldn’t have wanted to play at all’. Ask anyone who is successful what it is that drives them. I’ll bet you won’t hear any of them say ‘I never set goals for myself. That way I won’t get upset if I fail.’ When they fail, they almost always say 'Next Time I'm going to...' Anyone who tells a child that tries to make the honor roll they should feel bad because they don’t make it is the failure. (Note to the author of this page: The place I take my car to get fixed has the ‘Golden Wrench’ for their mechanic of the month. Every mechanic strives to get one. Isn’t that sort of an honor roll? Always making the honor roll does not guarantee to make you a CEO any more than not making it means you’ll ‘only’ be a mechanic. And by the way, the mechanic with his high school education that fixes my car makes more money than my children’s teachers with their master’s degrees.)
The Honor Roll. It’s not about making those who don’t make it feel bad. It’s about making the kids that do make it feel good. I’ve watched the pride on my son’s face each time we point out his name in the school newspaper when they list the students who make it. He folds it carefully up and puts it away to show to his grandparents. He keeps the Honor Roll certificates framed over his desk (his idea) to motivate him when he doesn’t feel like doing his homework or finishing a project. Rather than throw up his hands and quit when something is difficult for him, he knows to ask us (his parents) or teachers to help him understand the subject. Has he made the Honor Roll every grading period? No. But when he doesn't, I see the effort he puts forth so he will make it next time. HE wants to get that piece of paper to hang up on his wall. I don’t want that opportunity taken away from him by anyone but himself.
In my opinion taking all the praise away from our children for doing a good job and putting all they have into their schooling will destroy any further effort made by the children. I am appalled by the fact of changing the pledge of allegiance to remove "UNDER GOD"...Our money that pays for school taxes has " UNDER GOD" printed right on it...if it is good enough to pay for the running of the schools, it should be good enough to be said in school. What is this country coming to??? I listened to the president address the nation last night and HE said "GOD". Was it politically correct for him to say it BUT not our children? This honor roll abolishment is just one more thing of taking the GOOD and making it seem wrong, it is no wonder so many students are confused and not know right from wrong.
Why not just take everything good from everyone... After all We (USA) is losing it's battle against FREEDOM and Acknowledgement of OUR HARD WORK and EFFORTs to EXCELL in life. This ONCE GREAT COUNTRY of Our's has been falling by the waist side over the years and bowing down to other's. As long as we (The few A**H***'s) that are turning this country into a Third World Country are SUCCEEDING why don't we just get rid of Schooling our Children and let Those that THINK they KNOW better tell US WHAT to do and HOW to do it. WOW!!!!!!!! Sounds like the Old USA is BECOMING a COMMUNIST RUN COUNTRY... If I would have known that this is the what I was fighting for when I was in the Military I would have gone to Mexico or Canada and said the HELL WITH THE USA.
Getting high grades is like getting paid for your work, not free.
I have never heard anything so rediculous in all my life! What these people that want to abolish the Honor Roll, is teaching their children is, how to WHINE! Perhaps instead of looking at it like your child might feel bad, how about thinking that your child may strive harder for what they do attain. And it's very important for any child to be praised by their parents, for their efforts, what ever level their children are at. I never talked down to my childen, I told them they could be whatever they set their hearts to be. Only one of my children hit the Honor roll one time, and he worked hard for it. But I'd be damned if I was going to have a fit because it made my daughter feel bad that she didn't get it. Get real people! Teresa Norman Oregon
Read the comments and agree that we should recognize hard work..My granddaughter is graduating Valdictorian this year and I am so proud of her. I have 10 grandchildren and not all are honor students, I'm proud of them too for the talents they do have. In fact one grandson in high school wants to be a carpenter. I believe they should all be encouraged to do what ever it is they love to do. I have 4 children, 2 college grads, one with a military career and one who chose to be a stay at home mother and they're all wonderful at what they do. Lets just leave well enough alone !!!
I think whomever thought of this must not have made the honor roll and was made fun of.I have one grandson on the honor roll but the other 6 are not but that doesn't make him smarter,better or more intellegent than the rest it just means he pays better attention in class than the others.They are all unique in their own way and it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.
I agree with statments presented, I have been a teacher and I refuse to teach in the current system.
As long as you are not boasting.
I feel the honor roll should stay. I have 3 children: a Junior, 7th grader, and a 1st grader. My two oldest children have worked very hard to make it on the honor roll. They may only sometimes make it on the Honor Roll and not the Highest Honor, but it gives them a goal to reach the next nine weeks and they have achieved it. This also gives my 1st grader a goal to work his hardest, when he sees his sisters' names on the honor roll.Yes, there are some students who do have a hard time in school & there are more programs for those students then there is honor programs. In our school there are students who have a harder time in school that make it on the honor roll due to support from their teacher,parents and most of all their hard work. There are also students that have the ability to make it on the honor roll, but don't apply themselves & they don't get the push from there parents. For the past two years our high school principal has been telling us that we may have to do away with publishing or displaying the honor roll & any type of indiviual achievements,sports, music etc. because of the Privacy Act and because of some parent in a nearby school district that didn't want their child's name on the honor roll because of peer pressure. Our principal has also talked about some of the kids in our school district getting teased when they make it on the honor roll.This makes me mad because I feel the administration is not doing their job. They should be promoting & encouraging the highest acheivements of each students ability & not saying we can't do this because of a little negative peer pressure. The only type of peer pressure which should be promoted is positive peer pressure. From North Dakota
I am the mother of 2 teenagers and feel that in this day and age we as parents as well as the schools do NOT hesitate to punish our children so WHY should we hesitate to REWARD?? I am not sure about all schools, but our local ones seem to be more interested, involved and active with the "bad, naughty and troubled" kids that the ones that try hard, keep out of trouble and get good grades seem to be the minority and the ones left out! If the schools are going to continue to PUNISH without batting an eye...... they need to contunie to PRAISE without batting an eye!
I agree that it would be very wrong to remove the Honor Roll. I had 2 children. One was on the honor roll consistantly, the other was Dyslexic and had problems. The one on the honor roll finished 1 1/2 half years of college, and the one with problems got thru 7 years, and was unable to get a degree because of vision problems---all the reading and writing. Both were workers, and did their best. I think if they should be dumb enough to do that, it will be up to parents to "even things out" by making their children realize what they are really working for..their futures!
My 17 old daughter is a honor roll student and I could never be prouder. I agree, those students that get those "special" awards worked damn hard for it. People that take it offensive, because maybe their children are not as gifted, are the ones that need the extra help! If everyone was an honor roll student, this world would be the same. All our children in this world are God's honor roll students. From a proud mother of a honor roll student, Tonya in California
No kid left behind? Get real! The honor rolls that count are SAT scores and GPAs (grade point averages.) When a B average is not good enough for admission to a lot of municipal and state schools these days, many kids get left behind. US public colleges are growing more "culturally cosmopolitan" while telling native sons and daughters "No Admittance" unless they are super stars. L. Geil, Austin TX
I sure agree with your comments on our schools. Yes, we all have God given talents and yes we need everyone. What would happen to the garbbage if we didn't have those people, what would happpen is we didn't have the people working the soil and people picking fruit, people in warehouses, people that are looked down on, but they are doing a job that needs to be done. Could a CEO of a lagre company do these important jobs? Do we each know our God given talents, or do some people think they know theirs, and maybe they should be in a lower position!!!
As a former teacher, mother, and grandmother, I can only agree whole hardily with this view of the education of our children. I have also heard that the Valedictorian and Salutatorian is going to be omitted in many schools. The good student is made to feel that he shouldn't be smart because his classmates will call him a Nerd. In my family, I have had all types of children. I had one who was dyslectic (and was chosen for National Honor Society.) I had two boys who had ADHD before it had a name. They have grown up to be good citizens, with a work ethic that is wonderful. Their grades made me cringe because they wouldn't do the homework to make them get good grades. I have a grandson who works hard and makes almost all A's but also works hard not to be called a "NERD", his biggest fear. I have another grandson who is in a special needs class because he has severe ADHD and mental problems. He can't perform in a large classroom. I am so grateful that the school system has a program for him. I have several who are just good average students. All have a good work etthic.
Congratulations on saying the "way it culd be" and knowing we need to work together to succed. Pride is in doing and helping others. To compete is to comlete.Learning brings us strength of character so GO FOR IT!!
I get distinguished honor roll and i like to be recognized for it!
I am totally for the honor roll, in facct I think if the medical system had their way we would just be a bunch of folks not having incentifive to do anything. The honor roll helps kids see there are rewards in studing. As for other kids feeling bad about the ones who make the honor roll, they should study more and make better grades. Help them to have faith in their selves. Also when a teacher sees one struggling help them give them self confidence. Tell their parents to brag a bit on them, lift them up. Pray for them, the Lord can help them. -Rev. M. TX
I totally agree. If "they" are allowed to destroy our childrens' chances to succeed, and to be acknowledged, it will only prove a point...that people..and their hearts, are nothing but numbers. What then? Numbers don't have faces, they don't count (or so "they" believe).
My daughter has worked hard since she started school and has always earned good grades. In school, there have been varies types of "lists" (i.e Dean's List, Principal's List, etc..)that she did make. However, for the first time, she received a straight 4.0 and made the prestigous "Honor Roll"; a goal she set for herself and worked extremely hard to obtain all through school. She is a Senior in high school and more than anything, the Honor Roll is more than just something that made her "feel good". It proved to her that she could achieve her goals.
I like the theory behind Rugby, so many people make the first "A" team, the others fill in the "B" team then if more are willing to play the coaches create a "c" team. And everyone plays.... Maybe school sports should be like that then everyone wins, and the team gets stronger.
i surly agree that this is wrong my son was a slow learner but he tried so hard cause he wanted to improve and he did with the help of some of the more learn kids that did volenterr work help to the others kids infact he learned more from his helper then he did from the teacher cause they didnt have the time for the one on one thing some of our children did ,so to take the honor roll out is a very bad idea they are the kids that helped mine they derserve to be honored and given the honor of all thier studiesand hard work if a person is doing good at a job they get a pemosion dont they at work so why shouldnt our children get the honor of the upper honors they need . no dont take away the honor roll our children need it .
Firstly, I cannot believe the statement uttered in this diatribe on the honor roll - to quote "we can't all be CEO's - some-one has to fix the cars". It would appear that the author of this statement automatically assumes that car mechanics are of lesser intelligence simply because they have chosen to be car mechanics. Hmm, a pretty biased opinion in my view. Not every intelligent person wants to be a CEO you know! I have worked in the school system for many many years, my children have all been through the public school system and have gone on to ivyleague and graduate schools, and are very successfull in their careers They did make the honor roll in school - however, so did 299 other students out of a school population of 335. Out of that population I don't know of any student that became a rocket scientist, doctor or, for that matter, a CEO!. I do know that some became electricians, plumbers, painters(house), carpenters, construction workers and, oh my, car mechanics. What price the honor roll there? In my opinion schools with most students attaining the honor roll teach to a level of mediocrity rather that stretching the abilities and initiative of the individual student. It makes the school look good but is it a really honest assessment of the academic abilities of individual students? I fail to see how it can be.
Another attempt at "dumbing down America". Maybe it is time to stand up and say "that is your problem, don't try to make it mine. Deal with it".
As a grandmother I am appalled at the whole concept of eliminating the "honor roll". I have several grandchildren in school. Our local elementary school has several incentive programs; an "A" honor roll and a "B" honor roll. This gives the hard achievers who are only capable of a "B" a chance to excel. They even shuffle the winners to a local restaurant all dressed up in a limosine for their lunch "date". The children all strive to achieve and feel so special. They love to go to school. If more schools worked as hard as Smoky Mtn. Elementary here in Whittier, NC to make their students ALL feel special there would be less problems in our school system. It's time WE LEVEL HEADED, CLEAR THINKING AMERICANS STOOD UP FOR WHAT IT RIGHT. I agree with the other comment; we don't live in a communist country so lets stop trying to emulate them.
I say again only "YOU" can stop what goes on in this country by getting involved but here again is where AMERICANs FALL SHORT~~~~ I used to work for the school Bingo games to help support our sports agenda and as usual even tho everyone "appreciated" the extra income so our kids could play sports ONLY THE SAME HANDFUL OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP EVERYWEEK TO "WORK" THE BINGO!!! EVERYONE LEAVES IT UP TO THE "NEXT" GUY!!! Until Americans regardless of race creed or color UNITE we are spinning our wheels. You've heard the old addage that the squeeky wheel gets the grease well people get off your butts~~~ QUIT GRIPEING TO YOUR FRIENDS YOUR NEIGHBORS AND AMONGST YOURSELVES AND "DO SOMETHING" Look what the sit down strike in the 30's accomplished the million mom march, the gay activists, and the naacp, I may not agree with what they do or stand for but at least they stand together on their issues. ORGANIZE, get out and get petitioned signed Heck we can't even get people to email their congress critters, to protest they will get on programs like this and "bi--h" but that is the extent of it. We write our congress and senators everyday and let them know how we feel. Can't be any easier than doing this. It only starts with "one" who is willing to lead and others who are willing to follow. Get out to your community meetings attend them and find out what is going on and "GET YOUR VOICES HEARD!!!"
It is very much like the Russian and German Communistic system where everyone is the same, dresses the same and thinks the same. This is a form of mind control and it was introduced with the good old A+ and School-to-Work plan that the Clinton dynasty forced upon us. The system is gauranteed to take all ideas of competition out of learning so that there is no achievement beyond that of the neighboring children. It is doomed to eventual failure but will take its toll before it does fail.
OK! So if we don't give praise to those who succeed, then take away the free lunches, welfare, housing,free medical reduced childcare, reduced education, FREE REDUCED FREE--- for those who didn't care about thier education years ago. This is a libriel movement just like the take God out of everything movement. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!! Bert from Wash.
I think that if we let them take the Honor Roll out of our schools then what will be next, they already took Prayer out and I think that was a very big mistake and now they want to take out the Honor Roll **No Waw** should should they be allowed to do this.
I think it would be a great idea to eliminate sports from schools...then we could actually afford new books and to pay teachers decent salaries.
well no rewards for a job well done?will this soon be true for the armed service men? no purple hearts no medals of honor? what next
good idea about a petition. too bad that it can't be nationwide. i believe it has to be at the state level or perhaps at the various school district levels. i am sure though that some "hair" brained person will protest and their "one" voice "equality for all" will win and the "honor roll" will be a thing of the past. ALL of my children worked hard and achieved distinguished honor roll from their high school. achieving these grades helped them in receiving scholarships to the universities of their choice. what kind of reward would it be to them if they weren't recognized for their achievements? when you join the work force and "achieve" a paying position, you are rewarded by receiving a higher wage. sometimes you receive recognition from your employer in the form of a plaque etc. would they do away with this recognition also? colleges announce in newspapers awards given to their students (this is a form of advertisment for prospective applicants) would this also be stopped? as a famous person one quoted "STOP THIS INSANITY" thank goodness the supreme court ruled that one nation under GOD is ok to say and that "one" person lost his fight to have that phrase taken out of the pledge. maybe our voices can be heard?
The honor roll should definately NOT become a thing of the past. The children who WORK HARD for their grades should be rewarded. If "little Johnny" is going to feel bad because he didn't make honor roll, than good! Maybe he'll try harder to make higher grades. Kids are babyed too much now days.
I THINK THIS IS RIDICULOUS. I WAS ON THE HONOR ROLL IN HIGH SCHOOL AND SO WERE MY CHILDREN. TO DO AWAY WITH THE HONOR ROLL IS CRAZY. I LOOKED FORWARD TO GETTING ON THE HONOR ROLL AND I ALSO WAS IN THE TOP THIRD OF MY CLASS ON GRADUATION. AND WE HAD 600 GRADUATES. IT IS NOT FAIR TO THE CHILDREN WHO GET THOSE HIGH MARKS. AGNES WALSH-deMENA
Honor roll students all arround the natiuon, deserve to be recognized, so I say, let the honor roll stand.
For those who are unable to collect all the honors and awards of the system, I agree, make the "honor" groups go away. For those who can achieve at the upper 90% level, good for them. The top is theirs. For those whose genetics make this impossible, don't put all the value on those whose genetics make it possible to be the "best". Even the disadvataged should be rewarded if rewards are to be given.
I totally agree with everything you said. I too, have children that are no longer of school age, but the children that work hard for their grades should certainly be awarded for all their hard work.
I feel sad, about the fact, there are people in government, which want to take away "IN GOD WE TRUST" from our country. They have taken prayer out of the school system, but they will never take it away from the hearts of GOD'S true children. I don't vote for the party, but for the man and always pray about my voting privileges. Being 82 years young, I have seen lots of changes in the years gone by, and again it saddens my heart that evil is so strong in the world of today. GOD'S word is certainly being fulfilled, so all Christians be true to HIS way of life, to the best of your ability. A California Granny
KEEP THE HONOR ROLL. LET THE CHILDREN WHO REALLY WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE GOOD GRADES GET HONORED. PUT GOD BACK IN THE SCHOOLS AND HAVE CHRISTIAN TEACHERS. SEE WHAT ALL THE CHILDREN WILL ACCOMPLISH!!!! THE PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN THAT THEIR CHILDREN "FEEL BAD" WELL WORK WITH THEM AND HELP THEM ACCOMPLISH BETTER GRADES INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT THE CHILDREN WHO GET HONORED. HONOR CHRIST AND SIT BACK AND SEE WHAT THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH. FOR SOME CHILDREN MAKING HONOR ROLL IS EASY FOR SOME THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS MAY NOT BE HONOR ROLL GRADES BUT SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED ON THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS GET THE BLEEDING LIBERALS OUT OF THE SCHOOLS!!!!!
THIS HAS TO BE THE ONE TO TOP THE ALL TIME STUPID LIST.EVERYONE SHOULD BE REWARDED FOR HARD WORK, IN SCHOOL OR OUT. AFTER ALL, USUALLY ONE WHO MAKES THE HONOR ROLL AT SCHOOL WILL NOT BE ONE OF THOSE SITTING IN THE WELFARE OFFICES OR WORSE YET STANDING ON A STREET CORNER WITH A SIGN READING," HUNGRY, HOMELESS, PLEASE HELP". THAT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE SOMEONE IN THAT CONDITION. THIS HAS TO STOP. MY KIDS ARE GROWN, BUT I HAVE GREAT GRAND KIDS IN SCHOOL.I WANT TO KNOW THEY WILL GET RECOGNITION FOR THEIR HARD WORK.
Some children work hard to be on the honor roll; others are just born gifted. God bless them all.
OK, SO WE AGREE WITH THIS INFORMATION-----NOW WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? I THINK IT WILL HAVE TO START AT HOME, IN OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS. WHEN THIS COMES UP, WE NEED TOO, IF NECESSARY, BE THE ONES TO STAND UP AND SAY, NO, THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. IF WE DON'T, WHO WILL?
When I sent this to my friends it came back cus one persons mail box was full. The thing is, it came back with the title of Police Misconduct. I can't see what that title has to do with the subject matter of getting rid of the honer roll so kids that don't make it won't feel bad. Why does it have this title ? Thank you, Rae
I have to say that this is a really bad idea. I have 2 children who work their butts off to make the honor roll each grade period, so they deserve to be known by everyone. The ones who don't get on, need to work a little harder and have parents who are willing to help out. Not everyone is an A-B student, but those who are deserve the acknowledgement!!!
Unfortunately, the liberal folks have taken the high ground. The silent majority has been just that, SILENT! When are the American people going to wake up? This country was built on competion. Those too lazy to compete should not be raising objections due to their failure. I read this somewhere and it makes good sense: "upon the sands of time lie the bones of men, who at the dawn of victory, sat down to wait and waiting died." Keep up the good work.
I have just recently retired from teaching. Many years ago we had assemblies that recognized children for their accomplishments. Not all children received an award and many children received more than one at a particular assembly as well as many other times during the year. My students knew the expectations to receive a particular award and they worked hard to meet their goals and be recognized. In my last ten years of teaching these assemblies were eliminated so the students who didn't receive awards wouldn't feel bad. In my last few years as a teacher and now as a substitute teacher the students who now receive awards are ONLY those students who would have seldom received an award previously. These awards are mainly for changing behavior...usually for very SHORT periods of time. No longer are students awarded for their excellence over long periods of time. I might add that although my students did not get recognized in an all-school assembly they WERE recognized in my classroom for their on-going effort and achievements!
Why not eliminate graduation exercises while they are at it. Wouldn't want anyone to feel bad about not graduating now would we. Absurd.These same people balk at the idea of school uniforms. Wouldn't that help make the poorer children not feel bad because some of their classmates wear designer clothes and they don't? Perhaps no one should be called on to answer a question out loud in class for fear they will feel bad if they don't know the answer? WHERE WILL THE LIBERAL MADNESS STOP!!!!!
I agree 100%! So, if we don't have an honor roll system, why take an ACT test and do well so that we can perhaps receive a scholorship to attend college? Maybe we need to step on a few toes to get people to sit up and pay attention to what is REALLy happening to our youth!
I'm Sorry but that is just absurd! If a child works hard enough to make the honor roll he/she should be recognized. Everyone has an equal opportunity to obtain the same goal. What you do with your time in school is up to each child. Don't punish a child because a few choose not to learn. If a child has a learning disability that is another story and recognition should be given for whatever goal that child is able to reach.
This is suppose to be a free Country, To the people that are trying to break down the UNITED STATES way of life, THEN PLEASE GO LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, We don't need you here. Our Fore Father's built this land by the sweet of thier hand's. leave the United State's Constitution alone, Next they will want to take down the Statue of Liberty. Betty Fahnestock, Greenfield IN.
As a former Christian school teacher, I agree with you completely. It is very sad that the school system is bent on dumbing down the children. But maybe that is because they will then be easier to control. Especially if they have not been taught to think for themselves.
My Grandson would have made the Honor Roll last month. But in his 6th grade class there is no more Honor Roll. Just want to say this child has conquered "ADD" from grades of D to grades of A and B. Also conquering Asthma and coming up very near the top. He and all other like him SHOULD BE REWARDED.
I agree with your statements. Children are not being taught that you don't always win. Many of the games we played with great joy as children have been eliminated from the playground, for the same reason. Someone is going to loose. We are going to be raising a weak generation of children! Children that cannot accept defeat. Every child is good at something. Promote the individual childs strengths, not child is good at everything, there is nothing wrong in not being the best, you cannot always win! Achievement is doing the best you can. Honesty, Honor, Truthfullness, accepting defeat and trying harder next time. We should be honoring achievement! 1/3 of the young adults that go to college quit or flunk out the first semister. Mostly because they have never learned life is tough, not everyone is going to like you, your not always going to win.
I agree with you 100%. Very good thoughts.
IT AMAZES ME,HOW PEOPLE THINK NOW DAYS.WHY SHOULD WE NOT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DID THEIR VERY BEST.I HAVE 2 CHILDREN IN COLLEGE NOW,AND IF THEY WERE LAZY AND DID NOT APPLY THEMSELVES WOULD IT BE RIGHT TO NOT HONOR THOSE WHO TRIED WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT? I DON'T THINK SO. I WISH ALL COULD ATTAIN THE HONOR BUT SINCE THEY CAN'T THEN PLEASE GIVE TO THE ONES WHO TRY HARD.WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE COMPLAINERS,BUT GIVE THE HARD WORKERS THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE LOCAL PAPERS.AND SCHOOL HISTORY. JoAnn Keeling P.O.BOX 3092 PADUCAH,KY.42002MY CHILDREN ARE IN UNIVERSITY OF COLORADA AT BOULDER,AND FORT COLLINS,YEA!!!!!
I do not have children, but I did just graduate from college. I worked my butt off to be on the honor roll. I deserved every comment, every certificate, and I deserved to wear the gold tassel on my hat. I understand that not everyone learns at the same pace, and have a hard time maintaining a C average. That does not mean that we are making these people feel bad for themselves. If anything they should be happy for us, and the achievements that others have accomplished.
I am so very SICK and TRIED of these so called political correct people trying to get EVERYTHING changed according to the way they want and beleive it should be and NOT the way that it is and SHOULD REMAIN. They ALL make me sick. They should all get a life, if they dont like the way our school systems, government, church's, our way of life, etc. then get out of here and go live in some other country and see how you will like it and be able to voice your stupidity and get the changes you want. GIVE ME A BREAK you IMBECILES.
If we in the long run sit on our hands and let the little minds run our lives we are no better than they are. We are a majority as long as we stick together and quit letting a few people make all of the decisions for us. The pledge of allegance, pray at games and school and our own right to go to the church of our choice will soon not be our decision if we don't do something about it now and quit being the mouse in the corner and don't put up a fight. We need to stand up and be counted and let the do gooders out there know that we are mad about this and we aren't going to take it anymore.
I am not surprised by this. A lot of people want everything given to them. They have been deprived all of their lives. I am also a mother and my daughter is now a teacher. A very good one, I will add. Keep he honor roll and the National Honor Society. These students deserve to be honored as they work vey hard to get this. What will they want to change next?
Banning the Honor Roll comment----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ALL I CAN SAY IS GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR RIGHT, EVERYONE LEARNS AT THERE OWN PACE. SOME SLOWER AND SOME DO MUCH BETTER. GOD DID NOT CREATE US ALL EQUAL. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN SO MUCH IN THIS WORLD. PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE A BETTER LOOK AT THEMSELVES. WE ARE THE EXAMPLES. THANK YOU. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
this is a continuation of the antichrist gang taking God and teachers and parents and learning away from the children.I am 66 years young and have been watching the decay and satanistic take over.Should you have a question on this response, it's in the best selling book called the Holy Bible and most of it in the last book titled Revelations. God Bless One and all.
I agree completely with all that you said. It makes no sense to shortchange the students who work hard to earn their grades and some of the others just lag behind because of laziness and an I don't care attitude.They all need encouragement and that must begin at home.
I work in the school system. I will also agree that we are not babysitters as parents think we are. I know that we do have students that work very hard to achieve their goals. Then there are other students who just really don't care why they are there. I heard some tell that the only reason they are at school is because their parents make them attend. How sad that we have to babysit because of the them(students).I believe that to do away with the Honor Roll would be a bad mistake. What would happen if we did? The students that work so hard wouldn't have the accentive to work at all.
You are exactly correct. My theory is: do away completely with any sport that doesn't support including the coaches pay. When I was at college, most of the time, there were more band members than spectators at the girl games. This a "crock". CS Illinois
It is healthy to reach for golds wether the Honor Roll, the Dean List, the gold medal, etc. Even the handicapped children have compitions. It is all about trying to do your best; to be the best that you can be. It would be a very sad world if everyone was on the same level. God did not create all people to be on the same level. He created all men equal. I have always set golds to heach for and once attained set another higher gold. Don't take the Honor Roll out of our schools. We took God out of the classroom and look what it has been replace by. Yes, a child may be upset that they did not make the honor roll but they will try harder the next time. The honor Roll does not judge the child but rewards the child for going beyond the norm. I showed dogs for many years and won many first place ribbons and when I lost I tried harder the next time. It has made me a better person.
Yes we sat while just one woman took prayers out of our schools. Will we sit while one man takes under God from our pledge. And just a few take the honor roll from our children. How long will we sit?
I agree with that one.
AMEN MOTHER this 50 year old grandmam agrees100% let them tell my grand kids there is no honor roll and i will fight the supreme court if i have too.Hey let start a petition If any one know how
I certainly agree with the "Mother" whose children are long past the school age. When children have worked hard to achieve the Honor roll, I think they should be recognized for that effort. No one should be held back because of the feelings of others, I DO NOT however think the slower students should be ridiculed for their inability to achieve the Honor roll. Many of these "slower" students have just never been taught how to apply the skills that they do have to achieve, because Mom or, and Dad, or others have raised them to have "POOR THINKING" I was born poor, and will probably die poor. I'm stupid and can't do anything right. I just can't learn very fast. "I can't, I can't, I can't" My Dad used to always say "Can't died in the army." Granted there are the "special" ones who really don't seem able to grasp things as fast as others, but even they should be encouraged to do their very best, to be the best they can be. Encouragment, and setting goals, helps everyone to achieve a higher goal than they would without it. As far as sports, this may be a mute point since the monies received from the Government is dwindling and they may be cut out entirely. I think competition and interaction with other kids helps kids learn how to relate and get along with other people, and understand other peoples problems and learn that they themselves are not the only ones with problems, thereby learning how to show compassion. I certainly hope we can keep the sports in our schools. It seems that "they" are complaining about obesity, especially in our school aged children, just think of the couch potatoes we'll be raising without sports. Also I think if the kids don't have something to do, like sports or other things that will keep their minds and bodies busy doing healthy things, there will be more drugs and sexual activity. Humans, especially kids "WILL" find something to do if it can't be something good or healthy, it will be something bad or, and unhealthy. Why shouldn't we encourage our kids and help them set high goals? With goals even if they are too high sometimes, people will get higher than if they set no goals at all. Our futures are in the hands of this next generation. I,for one, don't want to have my old age dictated by people that are afraid to "try" to do their best in all situations, for themselves and others. If we get rid of the Honor roll, the slower learners will have nothing to reach for, no examples to follow. On the other hand the high achievers will soon get the feeling "Why try?"
If there weren't honor rolls, what would students have to aspire to? I was a horrid student in elementary and high school, but when I got into college, the President & Dean's Lists were my priority. I knew that even though I was lax in the past, I was capable of achievement, so I 'went for it'! Every child/student should have a goal. As a matter of fact, I think it's a shame that the National Honor Society doesn't recognize the achievements of students prior to high school. If we encourage our children to reach farther than they think they are capable of, to reach that apex is much sweeter.
I for one am for the honor roll system, We have rasied our 6 children and 5 of our grandchildren, and it has always been a very proud time for the ones who have hit the honor roll, and for myself also. Just to see the gleem in their eyes when they make it, is worth having it around. I have also seen the sadness in the eyes of the ones that didn't make it, but by gaush they tryed harder the next time around, some of them never made it, but were very proud of their sisters and brothers that did. The one that never made it, always had a goal to reach for, and they all did very well for themselves. I have also at this time got a grandson who has hit the National Honor Roll, this is a very proud time for us all. Yes the ones who don't make it, can become upset, but if they tryed for it, then they did themselves proud for the effert they made trying. God Bless them all.
wHEN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION GETS OFF ITS ASS AND LEARNS WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE, MAYBE THEN THEY WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT MAKING ALL CHILDREN NOT ONLY INTELLIGENT, BUT SMART.
We've nowhere to go but the "Rock." The Teller of all Truth, Jesus the Christ...