Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Is this fair?

Let's say there is this hypothetical junior high school that, in the spring, will be accepting applications for National Junior Honor Society. And let's say that the hypothetical rules for admittance to said Honor Society require the cumulative average of all classes taken for the year to be 93 or better. Let's just also say that the hypothetical school does NOT give extra consideration in grade points to G/T (Gifted/Talented) OR Advanced classes. Therefore, a student who is working very hard in the G/T Program, which is quite rigorous and not easy to get into, and is making high B's and low A's could be denied admittance into said Honor Society, while a student who is taking regular-level, less-challenging classes (which there's nothing wrong with that) and is making mid-to-high A's would be in. Does this seem right? Especially when there are hypothetical parents who say, "I would rather my child make straight A's in regular classes than B's in advanced classes." Am I the only one who would have a problem with this?

6 comments:

japruf said...

This is fundamentally absurd. Of course, I'm not used to such gpa type distinctions at the middle school level. But all high schools i've ever heard of weight for tougher classes

cjh said...

Yeah, we had classes weighted differently in high school but I don't think we did in Jr. High. This sucks (hypothetically, of course). Probably one of my biggest joys in high school was telling our counselor that she had figured our GPAs wrong and I was really 2nd...go me. She was a dreadful woman.

katielady said...

I never heard of G/T junior high courses, and thus no National Honor Society for JHS, but if they're going to have it, it should be the same.

Bubba said...

Boobies and sports

Bubba's Sis said...

I never should have told you to just say what's on your mind, Bubba....

wendy bird said...

nope, not at all.