(Many students are # 1 as many get honor of ‘valedictorian’). An interesting article in today’s New York Times.
We knew this had to come. First came grade inflation. Then came plackards and trophies for everyone in soccer and volleyball and (you get the picture). Now we have not just one or two, but many, many valedictorians at our high school graduations?
Competition is hard. And yes, some get hurt and have feelings ruffled. But, tough competition is reality. Our nation is in the throws of it–given how the world is going now.
Are our high schools helping kids grow up or are they coddling them and interfering with their need to become successful adults?
Whither merit? competition? winning and losing? Ah, whither reality? Whither your thoughts on this?