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Parents slam woke Colorado school district's
decision to AX valedictorians after bosses
declared 'learning is not a competition'

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Posted By: Imright, 3/21/2022 4:56:29 PM

A Colorado school district has infuriated parents after announcing plans to ax valedictorian prizes in what they have branded the latest 'equity'-obsessed focus on mediocrity over excellence. 'The practices of class rank and valedictorian status are outdated and inconsistent with what we know and believe of our students,' Cherry Creek School District staffers said in a statement to families last Monday declaring the change.'We believe all students can learn at high levels, and learning is not a competition,' the letter, first reported by KDVR, asserted.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 3/21/2022 5:01:59 PM (No. 1106109)
Learning isn't a why bother assigning grades? How do you gauge a student's aptitude without a ranking system? It seems like there is a competition in the Cherry Creek School System for virtue-signaling. Forget intelligence-how woke are you, what victim/group do you belong to, oh and whites need not apply.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 3/21/2022 5:19:36 PM (No. 1106117)
To be consistent, I assume they will be banning all competitive sports, music competitions, debate, etc.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilarrbie 3/21/2022 5:21:15 PM (No. 1106118)
Education is not a competition but being a womanly swimmer for former men is.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: CactusStar 3/21/2022 5:21:45 PM (No. 1106120)
They may not think so, but life sure is. Like the woman said, you can ignore reality but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/21/2022 5:22:54 PM (No. 1106121)
A seat on the school board is competitive and they need to learn it and hard.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx 3/21/2022 5:27:26 PM (No. 1106122)
Joe Biden is a good example of someone at the bottom of his class who became the leader of the "free" world and totally destroyed it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: singermom9 3/21/2022 5:32:18 PM (No. 1106126)
Then what is it? A chance to indoctrinate and keep "the people" as dumb as necessary to control us?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen55 3/21/2022 5:49:34 PM (No. 1106133)
Vote dem out & parents in.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: SALady 3/21/2022 6:09:03 PM (No. 1106145)
It is competition. And it is because those kids in the top 10% learn to be competitive for something they want in their teens, they tend to go on to be very successful in life. They are actually prepared for the competition that is the "real world" when they are adults!!! So many of the slacker kids in high school, that just go through the motions, are shocked when they get to college and careers, because they are so unprepared for the competition that they encounter. No "participation trophies" in the real world!!!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/21/2022 6:10:13 PM (No. 1106146)
Competition is the method of developing and identifying those qualified for leadership. Better to be led by the best than the fools we have now.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/21/2022 6:19:34 PM (No. 1106152)
It's the law of the lowest common denominator. In the interest of equality, make everyone dumb as a door nail. Not everyone can be smart, so everyone must be dumb. Intelligence bad! Tell all those little kids that take pride in excelling at school that they are selfish.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: formerNYer 3/21/2022 6:25:53 PM (No. 1106156)
But life is. Especially in jobs.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: smokincol 3/21/2022 6:37:18 PM (No. 1106164)
this is coming from someone who always believed that little falsehood: education IS all about competition and as someone who looked at education as not really necessary, I learned too late the truth of the matter and finally grew up to realize that education is the only thing we have that was gained by people who worked very hard to learn what they gave to me, and gave it freely, now I try to emulate that characteristic
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mean Gene 3/21/2022 6:42:53 PM (No. 1106168)
Yeah and surgeons and engineers should be picked by sexual prefernce and color of skin. IN YOUR DREAMS, lefties!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: HerbVA 3/21/2022 6:46:05 PM (No. 1106170)
After recently turning 70, I can tell these s#$theads life is a competition. Best to learn early.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: jalo1951 3/21/2022 6:56:58 PM (No. 1106175)
Participation trophy for everyone! We can't all be Einstein, or da Vinci or Neil Armstrong. But who cares about striving to be the best you can be? You should win awards simply because you take up space. Grandma thinks you are special and the sun revolves around your asshat and I guess we all need to feel the same about you. I mean we don't want hurtie bad feelings, do we? s/o We are turning into a nation that celebrates mediocrity.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/21/2022 7:24:53 PM (No. 1106181)
I remember about 10 years ago they started giving Valedictorian status to 5, 10, sometimes 25 students. Since those at the bottom still felt 'underserved', they now trash the whole concept. Stupid.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 3/21/2022 7:29:42 PM (No. 1106185)
Actually, ALL of life is a competition. If you don't grasp that you really are exceptionally stupid.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: aasilver 3/21/2022 7:34:03 PM (No. 1106190)
Time to do away with elections - there is always a winner and loser unless a lesser 'candidate' cheats so that they can win. Lia is a cheater
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Reply 20 - Posted by: EmilioCavaradosi 3/21/2022 7:42:40 PM (No. 1106198)
"We believe all students can learn at high levels…" Anyone who believes that has obviously never seriously tried teaching a demanding subject to a diverse class!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHHolliday 3/21/2022 8:14:30 PM (No. 1106215)
I was like you, #13. Didn’t wake up til I was about 19 years old. I was and am pretty damn smart bu p***ed away a lot of opportunities. I got lucky and managed to build a successful business later but still carry a lot of regrets.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: sunshinehorses 3/21/2022 8:45:00 PM (No. 1106241)
Many students that a valedictorian or have a very high ranking in their scholastic achievements get scholarships to go on to college. I don't know how many NEED this, but it is there for those that work at it. Why take that away??? Probably because their dimwitted, overly selfish kids couldn't get these achievements??
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Reply 23 - Posted by: pensom2 3/21/2022 11:36:50 PM (No. 1106323)
It's a socialist mindset: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." Ability or excellence is not part of the socialist equation.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: 5 handicap 3/22/2022 6:39:15 AM (No. 1106420)
FTA: "We believe all students can learn at high levels, and learning is not a competition,'" Only those who cannot compete decry competition! Witness the low-life who uttered the captioned evidence.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: LoveYourCountry 3/22/2022 10:30:18 AM (No. 1106586)
Life isn't easy. In fact, one might say 'it's a jungle out here.' The faster kids get accustomed to competition, the better.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/22/2022 10:56:27 AM (No. 1106622)
Honestly, what do grades ultimately matter? Was your life's trajectory determined by your high school GPA? How about all those proud "C" students who stumbled into success? I'm sure everyone here was a 3.9 or I right? 3.8?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/22/2022 11:27:38 AM (No. 1106680)
Oh, Yea, in Marxist land, everyone that is WOKE get's an A for effort, and those that work hard are stolen from and kicked around...These Scum need to take a short work into a volcano!
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