Letter: Honor, Followed by Harassment
To the Editor:
Cool story on honor rolls in the Jan. 15 Valley News (“Does the School Honor Roll Still Make the Grade?”). I was thrilled to see no mention of how getting on the honor roll might still be cause for fairly serious harassment by other students, as it was in my high school days back in the early ’60s. If that’s actually changed, it’s terrific. If it hasn’t, the situation should be addressed in any changes made to such programs. We used to ask homeroom teachers not to pass out the little certificates where other kids could see us and then target us. Being on the honor roll could be a very scary experience, and I always dreaded the recognition.