If you goofed off and didn't get to be valedictorian or salutatorian of your high-school class, you no longer need to feel that you have been cheated, at least if you live in North Carolina.
Revenge is coming, non-nerds. Fox reports:
Citing what it calls "unhealthy" competition among students, the Wake County school board is the latest in the country to make valedictorians and salutatorians a thing of the past, The News & Observer of Charlotte reports.
The school board unanimously gave initial approval last week to a policy that would prohibit high school principals from naming valedictorians and salutatorians – titles reserved for the two graduating seniors with the highest grade-point averages – after 2018, according to the newspaper.
“We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy,” school board Chairman Tom Benton told the paper.
You know what's more unhealthy than competing for good grades–not competing for good grades. This is simply the latest skirmish in the war on achievement.
Shielding students from competition also produces the kind of snowflakes who feel they deserve "safe spaces" to protect them from ideas with which they disagree.