High school to drop valedictorian title, board cites ‘unhealthy competition’

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America’s socialist-leaning quest to celebrate “average” is alive and well on the high school level.

A North Carolina high school will likely become the next to drop the distinctive honor for a student to either become valedictorian or salutatorian of their graduating class.

The Wake county school board cited the program was creating “very unhealthy” competition between students, Fox News reported.

“Students were not collaborating with each other the way that we would like them to,” Wake County School Board Chairman Tom Benton said. “Their choice of courses was being guided by their GPA and not their future education plans.”

The board unanimously voted to change over the program to the more broad-based magna and summa cum laude systems used in most colleges. Final approval could come as early as June with changes to take place in 2019.

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“Fox & Friends” reported on the story and can be watch below:

What do you think? Is it better to include more people in a type of honor-class, or should a single person be recognized for rising to the top?


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