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Calgary school axes honour roll, saying it often hurts ‘self-esteem and pride’ of students who don’t make it
A Calgary school’s decision to stop rewarding students for their academic achievements has reignited a debate over whether such award programs should remain in the classroom.
Roughly 250 students in Grade 7 to 9 will no longer compete for the honour roll after St. Basil Elementary and Junior High School axed academic awards and year-end ceremonies.
“Awards eventually lose their lustre to students who get them, while often hurting the self-esteem and pride of those who do not receive a certificate,” school officials said in a letter to parents explaining the decision. (Lorraine Hjalte/Postmedia News)

Calgary school axes honour roll, saying it often hurts ‘self-esteem and pride’ of students who don’t make it

A Calgary school’s decision to stop rewarding students for their academic achievements has reignited a debate over whether such award programs should remain in the classroom.

Roughly 250 students in Grade 7 to 9 will no longer compete for the honour roll after St. Basil Elementary and Junior High School axed academic awards and year-end ceremonies.

“Awards eventually lose their lustre to students who get them, while often hurting the self-esteem and pride of those who do not receive a certificate,” school officials said in a letter to parents explaining the decision. (Lorraine Hjalte/Postmedia News)

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    Yeah, I’m not ok with this.
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    Let’s cry a little bit louder because someone did a little bit better. Life is hard. Waaaah. I’m going to cry into my...
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    tl;dr: lol st basil school
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    Bullshit!!!!!!
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    Straight out of “Fahrenheit 451”.
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    what an idea, selective-judgement pats on the back don’t work. let me try to tell that to my gay gothic contrarian...
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    This has so much relevance to the midterm I am studying for (it’s social psychology, btw). I can understand the...
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    Are they rejecting sports trophies as well?
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    I understand that some people are not smart in the academic sense, but to not reward those who are? Isn’t that going to...
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    This is foolish. Sorry if you disagree. Actually, no, I’m not sorry at all. Instead of removing the very kind of...
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    Good! That shit only serves the parents who love to brag! Why would it matter in those grade levels anyways?
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    If it really hurts their pride maybe they should get better grades. Honor Roll is really easily achievable if you’re...
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