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Old 03-01-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: In Sticky San Antonio TX
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I've seen teachers in special ed classes 'give' them away as well. It helps those who think they are no good at school become more excited with learning and stay in to graduate. Every ocean has a shore. Inept wouldn't be my synonym for shortcoming or disability; a trophy may help in overcoming, instead of wallowing or not even trying. I agree there should be a limit on PC BS, but as I've seen it done, this is not the area to draw a line.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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Or worse....just for being totally uesless at something. Really what is the point in giving every kid a trophy....what are we teaching them....just show up and be inept and it's worth a trophy. No need to try to be the best. I'm so sick of all the PC BS.
when I was much younger, I played baseball for the township. they had to give every kid a trophy, or else the ones who didn't get a trophy would feel bad and cry. when ur an adult or a teenager, your more mature, so obviously you don't cry over dumb stuff like that. you only a trophy, or ribbon, or whatever kind of award when you actually do accomplish something. you see what I mean? the trophies that you get when you're younger are just sort of morale boosters, I was probably the worst kid on the team, but I still got a trophy.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:40 AM
 
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when I was much younger, I played baseball for the township. they had to give every kid a trophy, or else the ones who didn't get a trophy would feel bad and cry. when ur an adult or a teenager, your more mature, so obviously you don't cry over dumb stuff like that. you only a trophy, or ribbon, or whatever kind of award when you actually do accomplish something. you see what I mean? the trophies that you get when you're younger are just sort of morale boosters, I was probably the worst kid on the team, but I still got a trophy.

Yeah and then they would go be good at something else. It's PATHETIC to give every kid a trophy.
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