I read this blog post today on 8th grade graduations. This type of crap is ridiculous. As others have stated, why would you think, well a quarter of these poor unfortunate souls won’t make it through high school, might as well give them something to celebrate! This is not an accomplishment. We did not have a graduation at my middle school; the teachers just gathered everyone (all the 8th graders) in the cafeteria on the last day and gave out rewards, and we just sat, ate, and enjoyed the last day. That is what is appropriate in my opinion, because you are basically still just a kid. Enjoy kid things! Enjoy your little punk-ass summer and then attend and complete high school! Then enjoy THAT graduation! Middle-schoolers don’t need a frickin prom either! BAH!
June 23, 2008