File this under the “Everyone is special” category and hand out the participation trophies. Ready for this one?
According to the New York Post, students aren’t allowed to publicly celebrate when they get accepted into college to avoid hurting their classmates’ feelings.
Reports the New York Post, at Horace Mann School, seniors must put away their Yale or Princeton or Dartmouth t-shirts so they don’t make their classmates who didn’t get into their first-choice schools feel bad.
At Packer Collegiate Institute, thrilled seniors can’t post their good news on Facebook.
At Calhoun School, students are counseled on the right (subdued) way vs the wrong (“I got in!”) way to share their accomplishments when it comes to getting accepted to college.
“The city’s selective public high schools are also implementing rules to save the egos of students forced to attend ‘safety schools.’”
Maybe then their safety schools can teach them how to deal with disappointment, because they’re going to need it.