Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00
Please stop publishing the high school honor roll in the Port Washington News. High school students are still developing as learners and experiencing their academic struggles personally, and within their families and should not have the additional stress of being measured up by the entire community. Families who are trying to work out difficulties in terms of their children’s academic achievement shouldn’t be reminded every two months that a large portion of the children are making the honor rolls while their children are not.
I doubt that the publishing of the honor roll in the Port Washington News serves as a significant motivator for students. Do they read it? However, I am quite certain it creates undue stress on families who are trying to work through what I believe should be considered personal, achievement issues. There are plenty of other ways to celebrate an honoree.
Let’s save it for graduation.