Schools in Nashville have stopped posting honor rolls for fear that students who don’t qualify will be upset. Also, there’s apparently concern about the privacy of students’ academic records.
No, this isn’t Scrappleface.
After a few parents complained their children might be ridiculed for not making the list, Nashville school system lawyers warned that state privacy laws forbid releasing any academic information, good or bad, without permission.
Some schools have since put a stop to academic pep rallies. Others think they may have to cancel spelling bees. Now, schools across the state may follow Nashville’s lead.
Silly. Amazingly silly. (via Tongue Tied)