Mom Wants to Force School to Take Her Kid Off the Honor Roll

November 18, 2013  |  
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In my day, getting on the middle school honor roll meant a bumper sticker for your parents’ car and your name on a bulletin board. That’s not good enough for Beth Tillack. Her seventh grader made the honor roll but she’s not happy–because she says he doesn’t deserve it. So she wants the school to take it back.

Her son got a C and a D on his report card. “It doesn’t make any sense,” Tillack told ABC. But the way the school awards honor roll, it sort of does; 45 to 50 percent of the students at Pascoe Middle School in Florida make the honor roll. Even the principal is agreeing with Tillack.

This mom has a good point. I have never heard of a school that lets kids with Cs and Ds slide onto the honor roll. Where’s the honor in those grades? But it doesn’t really do a much if the school changes its honor roll standards and her son’s still getting the same grades. Education and good grades start at home. So if she’s really not happy with her son’s grades, this mom needs to get the grades up and let her son know that her standards are higher than the school’s standards.

How does your kid’s school handle honor roll?

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