Political Correctness Gone DUMB! School District to Stop Naming Valedictorians Due to ‘Unhealthy’ Competition
Since when is honest competition “unhealthy?” The answer of course is quite obvious since this administration began to redefine America, its principles and its values.
In that a people look to its leaders to set the moral standard for their nation, in the 80’s President Ronald Reagan set the moral course for America, as a nation on the move, powerful in its ability to defend itself, however with a guiding moral compass and in a divine power greater than our own.
Contrast those guiding principles with today’s “politically correct” hand-wringing and confused muddled policies that America is no longer that “shinning city on a hill” and that achieving is no longer a virtue, and you have what is currently taking place across the nation and in particular within our schools.
Thus a North Carolina school district wants to end the tradition of naming valedictorians and salutatorians.
Wake County school leaders say the titles create a “very unhealthy” competition among students.
"Students were not collaborating with each other the way that we would like them to," Wake County School Board Chairman
Tom Benton said. "Their choice of courses was being guided by their GPA and not their future education plans."
A new policy, which was given unanimous initial approval, would mandate a system that recognizes high-achieving students with Latin titles such as magna cum laude and summa cum laude.
Final approval of the policy change could come June 7. If approved, it would take effect in 2019.