Read about it on Barstool Sports-
And the Pussification of America Continues: Ipswich Principal Cancels Middle School Honors Night In Favor Of All Inclusive Assembly Because He Doesn’t Want To Hurt Kids Feelings Who Didn’t Make It
While I’ve come to respect that the use of the word retard is unacceptable I pretty much agree with everything else written in the post on Barstool Sports.
This is my take on the whole participation awards for everyone vs MVP award whether it be in scholastic or athletics:
By doing away with MVP awards of recognition because kids get their feelings hurt you are creating generations of kids who never feel the need to try harder to push themselves.
Listen, there were not many more awkward looking, physically ungifted teens than your boy Joey C. I was and am a terrible, terrible athlete. When I was in middle school I figured out early on that with my scrawny body and braces and zits that I better work on other things that I could control like being funny or studying harder in school and pushed me to hit the gym to pack on a little muscle.
Not everybody is going to be a great athlete but by pointing out who is good at what and not telling kids what their strengths and weaknesses are they think they are equal when clearly some kids are better math students, some people are better athletes, some people are better artists. To get an award for simply showing up how the heck are they ever going to know they suck at certain things and should focus on things they are good at.
Not rewarding hard work is just straight up counter-intuitive to being an American (or at least that’s the way it used to be before the commies took over).
We gotta toughen our kids up and stop giving them outs every step of the way.