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School Board Votes to Ban Having Valedictorians Because the ‘Competition’ is ‘Unhealthy’

But what if I think competition is awesome? A school board in North Carolina has unanimously given initial approval to a policy that would stop allowing its high schools to name valedictorians and salutatorians of its graduating classes because that kind of “competition” is apparently hazardous to students’ health. “We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy,” Wake County School Board Chairman Tom Benton said, according to an article in the News & Observer.  read

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