Schools banish class honor rolls

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)


  1. I have a friend that lives in Nashville. Here are his comments: ‘Interesting. I hadn’t heard that. This is the kind of thing I expect to hear more from the ‘left’ part of the country than here in the heartland. We’ve always had a whiners here, but it looks like their actually starting to get their way.’