The Evil of Excellence

She banned competitive activities during school hours. —The Evil of Excellence (JoanneJacobs.com)

There’s a good discussion sparked by an American School Board Journal article (the content of this URL will probably change when the next issue comes out) that strongly discourages any kind of competition in the classroom.

Even a teacher who praises “Madison” for cutting straight lines and nicely gluing glitter on her letter M is singled out for censure.