I should be posting a picture of me pulling my hair out as THAT is how this story makes me feel. I’m trying to raise two (so far, young) but intelligent, self-reliant, independent children. This means I intend to love them unconditionally, teach them to work hard and make sure they understand what it means to both accept defeat with dignity and success with grace.
In other words – there WILL be disappointment in life.
The school you see pictured here? The University of San Diego was not my first choice, but it ended up as one of the best decisions of my life.
Apparently, in some New York Prep schools, they would prefer to shield their kids from the ‘shock and pain of disappointment by instituting new policies preventing high school seniors from announcing acceptance to the colleges of their choice (especially if those schools have an ‘Ivy’ designation) – this means no yelling, ‘I got in’, no wearing of the college’s colors and no posting on Facebook.
I first read about this on The Stir and then saw further posts on The New York Post quoting Darby McHugh, the college coordinator at Bronx HS of Science. “We send a notice out to all faculty telling them, ‘Please don’t congratulate students in public, no high fives, no hugging, and please be sensitive so that if you see someone crying, you refer them to the college-adviser office immediately.’ ”
Is this a JOKE?
The very teachers who spend their DAYS and many NIGHTS grading papers doing everything they can to help these students achieve the dreams of attending certain schools aren’t allowed to congratulate them because it might hurt feelings??
P.S. Welcome to the REAL WORLD
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