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So kid does well at reading club gets noted for it library asks for it to stop because others don't want to put the work in...

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I+find+the+quot+I+don+t+want+to+live+on+

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liberals :laugh:

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Wait till you see the new initiative called "common core" that is being pushed in schools across America. just as stupid

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Conservatives :laugh:  

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liberals :laugh:

How could you possibly deduce their political affiliations form that article? It is so frustrating these days that every little thing instantly becomes some pedantic political row.

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Heaven forbid he be congratulated for his awesomeness!

 

Quick, let's celebrate someone not quite as good!

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How could you possibly deduce their political affiliations form that article? It is so frustrating these days that every little thing instantly becomes some pedantic political row.

 

^ I don't -- just a joking remark. ;)

 

Humor is still legal.

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This is a tricky one.  One the one hand, you have people who are just lazy and do the bare minimum to get something at the end.  On the other hand, you have others who bust their asses to do well but just cannot keep up with other kids.  Some kids are exceptional and no matter how hard you try, they cannot be beaten.  Personally, there should be a minimum number of times you can win in a row to give the people who want to work for it, a chance to win.  Its not hard to tell the difference between the lazy ones, and the hard working ones.

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So lets award mediocrity instead, another reason why American education is going downhill.  Show young people the rewards for hard work and determination.

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This is a tricky one.  One the one hand, you have people who are just lazy and do the bare minimum to get something at the end.  On the other hand, you have others who bust their asses to do well but just cannot keep up with other kids.  Some kids are exceptional and no matter how hard you try, they cannot be beaten.  Personally, there should be a minimum number of times you can win in a row to give the people who want to work for it, a chance to win.  Its not hard to tell the difference between the lazy ones, and the hard working ones.

 

^ sounds just like the adult world. :shifty:

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Heaven forbid he be congratulated for his awesomeness!

 

Quick, let's celebrate someone not quite as good!

it's the liberal way. can't afford to hurt anyone's feelings....

 

So lets award mediocrity instead, another reason why American education is going downhill.  Show young people the rewards for hard work and determination.

well, you can't expect much from public education

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Reminds me of "Matilda", which I'm currently reading with my 6-year-old.

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Wait till you see the new initiative called "common core" that is being pushed in schools across America. just as stupid

What is it?  I think i heard it today when i was at school with my 7 year old, but as i was filling out the paperwork i didn't get a chance to hear what the teacher was saying.

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I have an idea. Let's just dumb everyone down so we are all happy with just the mediocre. :(

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Shouldn't other kids be encouraged to read more to become number one?

 

And here I thought James Cameron raised the bar...

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"Casey said some of the children read only the minimum of 10 books so they can receive an invitation to the party at the end of the program."

 

What? If I was rewarded for reading at that age I would have read sooo many books. I never got into reading and the best time to start is when your young. oh well.

 

Also they should create more prize sub categories for new readers, slower readers, etc...  or more incentives.

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I have an idea. Let's just dumb everyone down so we are all happy with just the mediocre. :(

I thought that was what most of the public schools are doing now. ;)

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How could you possibly deduce their political affiliations form that article? It is so frustrating these days that every little thing instantly becomes some pedantic political row.

Because it is actually in line with the liberal style school system we have in the US. If everyone is special and everyone is a winner, that means that if anyone actually is a winner and special, they have to be held back so others aren't discouraged. Public school systems don't encourage there students to do better than average, which is a 70%. If you do, situations like this one happen and they try to separate you from the rest of the group because you destroy the idea that everyone is special and a winner. It is not uncommon for teachers to tell students to not raise there hand anymore and let other people answer because it makes others feel stupid. While there are some conservatives that also subscribe to this crap, this is primarily a liberal idea that stems from everyone having to be PC and nobody offending anyone else in any way, shape, or form.

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^ Special has no meaning, if everyone is. ;)

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Growled, on 19 Aug 2013 - 20:04, said:

I have an idea. Let's just dumb everyone down so we are all happy with just the mediocre. :(

It's the American way.

 

The gub'ment wants dumb citizens as smart people ask questions.

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It's the American way.

 

The gub'ment wants dumb citizens as smart people ask questions.

Dumb people ask questions too....they are just dumb questions. :shifty:

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Yeah lets also ask Brazil, Germany and more recently Spain not to compete in the World Cup anymore because they win it too often  :cry:  :rolleyes:

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Yeah lets also ask Brazil, Germany and more recently Spain not to compete in the World Cup anymore because they win it too often  :cry:  :rolleyes:

I'm sure they'd be more than happy to oblige such a simple request.

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