Wednesday, May 26, 2010

There are no more blue ribbons left! Does that mean kids have to settle for 2nd or 3rd place???

There are plenty of 2nd and 3rd place ribbons available.  Everyone finishes first!! Is this proof of the self-esteem movement?  Everyone gets blue ribbon!  At our High School we have a credit recovery program called "A+" that students take to get credit for a failed class.  The name is ironic to me...Seems like it should be called "D-" because that is what the student earned in the first place and they should aspire to a higher grade.  A+ seems a little bit optimistic to me.
(HT: Freakonomics)
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