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T-ball in academics

March 21, 2013 - Mike Mathison
According to, Ipswich Middle School principal David Fabrizio has eliminated Honors Night because it may be 'devastating' to those students who would not be recognized.

Yuppers, T-ball in academics.

You can just add this to jumping rope without a rope and eliminating dodgeball as more ways to make sure kids feel great about themselves.

In a letter that said that the principal wrote to the parents ... "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."

Sounds to me like every kid in the school will now be valedictorian.

Also according to, "Fabrizio says he plans to include the honors ceremony with a previously planned end of the year assembly where students will be recognized in front of the entire student body."

So, in other words, we won't allow those kids to be called out on Honors Night, but it's OK to do so in front of the entire student body?

The difference?

So, the kids who have worked their tails off......

The report from MyFoxBoston said, "Fabrizio also said he decided to make the change because academic success can be influenced by the amount of support a student receives at home and not all students receive the same level of emotional and academic support at home."

So, what about the kid who works really hard with zero support and would have been one of the honorees?

Any of those around?

Regardless, trophies for everyone!!!!!!


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