F Minus by Tony Carrillo

F Minus

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    Especially when his attention was always divided…..

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 3 years ago

    Welcome to the 21st century public school system where eeeeveryone’s a winner.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Everybody gets a trophy, can’t hurt the self-esteem of the dumb kids.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago


    But why is it okay to hurt the self-esteem of the smart kids? They earn their trophies.

  5. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago


    Simpson fan is saying the same thing you are… he worded it in the general way of reasoning that seems to come off when they make a hubbub out of this stuff….

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    We had the same discussion on "One Big Happy’ the other day… one person stated that there was a girl who sadly took her life, because although she had excellent grades, she didn’t get into the college that was her number one aspiration. They were saying that it seems that all of this trying to protect people from failure and hurt feelings only leads to things like this… the fear of failure…

    And I remember a school where a girl was forbidden from passing out invitations to a party, for fear that some would be too hurt at not getting one… and in that instance, there could have been lots of good reasons to not be able to invite some… the lack of space, or the lack of funds to have so many at one time, or whatever have you. Life has disappointments, but learning how to cope and maybe even turn a “loss” into a “win” is called character development ….

  7. David B

    David B said, about 3 years ago

    Everyone is equal, comrade. Just that some are a little more equal.

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago

    @David B

    I understand that we should encourage the less able people to succeed but it is also true that successful people need encouragement to remain successful.
    When I went to school abroad, I was within the top 4 of the class, but when I returned to the UK, because I was ahead of the other kids I was ignored and soon became bored and disilusioned with school.

  9. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    Aside from the obvious fact that they don’t give out participation trophies for attending class, this is the same old canard that only the best should be recognized. There ARE participation awards for many non-mandatory activities. So what? They took part, they got a keepsake. Nobody thinks it’s the same as the MVP award, but it is nice to be recognized for the effort you put in even if you don’t score the goals. Why give out even MVP awards? The kid who scores the goals does so because he/she enjoys playing, not to get a cheap plastic trophy (how pathetic would that be?). There is no evidence that recognizing all the players on a team does even the slightest bit of harm to the best players – I know because I coached for years, and while many of the kids never went beyond youth league, other of my players went on to star on the Varsity team. Not everybody is a star in life, but everybody matters. By the way, regarding school – sometimes you don’t get what you want, and it’s not always fair. But you can get something pretty good.

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