Tears and anger as high school allows ANYONE to join the cheerleading team – no matter how bad they are – after a single parent complained because their ‘snowflake’ child missed out on selection. Yes hard work is no longer required because everyone gets a participation trophy.

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kenvin121
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Schools should strive for excrement. Should not be evaluated in the direction of one-sided, but should evaluate based on a journey like roll the ball . Based on the results to evaluate the results rather than the ball roll on the pitch

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

True story. Two friends and I decided to dress as cheerleaders for our basketball homecoming game. We talked to the girls we knew and they loaned us short skirts, red bloomers, all kinds of clothing and even pantyhose then did our makeup before the rally started in the gym. We had a blast and all the parents, kids, everyone at the rally cheered us on while we did our little skit. And to top off the evening the boys won their game and went to the state finals for the first time in 30 years! Dayam! Talking to the good folks around here bring up some good memories, and some bad, but I am getting old enough to be able to enjoy a lot of those memories.

MGAP
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MGAP

I have to ask. Did you get laid? 😉

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

LMOAO…Oh yeah buddy! In fact after the rally and school was out I went out with the girl that lent me the red bloomers and helped me stuff the bra, one of her bras. I’m not a little guy, been 6’1″ since I was in the 8th grade but skinny, like 135 pounds back then, and this girl was almost as big as me! But we had some good times together, did a little front seat in the pickup playing around after going to the movie house. Those were good days my friend.

JPTravis
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I’m confused, was that one of your good memories or one of your bad? If it was MGAP telling that story, I wouldn’t be confused.

I remember when my best friend’s wife talked him into coming to a Halloween Party as Little Orphan Annie. (She was Daddy Warbucks.) I told my best friend, “Doug, we can never speak again. I don’t know you. I never heard of you.”

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

It is a good memory JP. It is a memory of simple days before reality set in and I joined the Coast Guard. It is a memory of just having fun and not caring about what was going on in the world. LOL…I did the same thing about 10 years ago for a Halloween party at my local American Legion post. My wife found a grey wig, gave me one of her skirts, helped me stuff one of her bras, did all the makeup stuff, and I went as Mrs. Doubtfire. That was one hell of a party! But the thing is we always did stuff like that to raise money to help the more needy folks in our little town.

MGAP
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MGAP

I see a pattern developing here. You go girl!

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Hahaha…You talking about Caitlyn Jenner who has a new girlfriend who is a he/she and only 21 years old?

Not so silent
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Not so silent

I see hundreds of hours of material for America’s Funniest Home Videos coming shortly.

coach
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Punish the many for the whines of one. Gutless administration is no administration

sifi
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sifi

“Tears and anger as high school allows…”

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Good morning everyone! Who cares anymore? Public schools have become stinking cesspools of indoctrination instead of education so something like this was bound to happen. This kind of crap is why I helped pay the bills so my grandchildren could go to private schools.

Anonymous White Male
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Anonymous White Male

Why, I bet they’d allow Trigglypuff to join the squad. Even though she probably can’t jump more than a 1/16th of an inch off the floor.

Firemouse
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Firemouse

Torn on this one: on one hand, if you look at the explanation, it’s essentially considered no different than the yearbook club or the glee club, and has no competitive component. On the other hand, as it’s only for cheer and has no competitive component, while there may be a try-out process which assesses ability, it may not be anything more than a beauty/popularity contest for high-schoolers. In their defense, no one even brought forth that because of strenuous physical requirements of participating in the cheer squad, only those who’ve conditioned themselves would be able to safely participate. I remember my cheer squad from 25+ years ago: the most athletic thing in them was the football team.

JPTravis
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The yearbook club and the glee club are competitive also. You don’t want someone who can’t sing ruining the sound of the glee club, do you? Plain fact is, if you have a surfeit of people wanting to participate, you have to wean them down to a reasonable number. But liberals hate the notion of using competence as a criterium. This is what’s so nauseating about liberals. They hate competence, they hate logic, and they hate the notion of an objective truth.

MGAP
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MGAP

Glee club is singing? Thought it was club for happy peeps…

Firemouse
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Firemouse

I meant competitive in that you go compete against other schools. Unless Glee Club does (??), Yearbook Club does not.

But the other question I had was about the admission of irregularities in the process that allowed too many people selected for the black squad. I wonder if this person was put out they didn’t make the black squad, or any squad at all.

I deal with this with my children in competitive sports. You have to be open and honest about the selection process, or it opens your organization up to incidents like this which detract from the overall purpose. Luckily, my kid is now at the point where you earn your playing time; even knowing this, parents are still in the coaches grill about their position/playing time. And we pay him to coach our kids! Coming up I saw a lot of teams weakened and destroyed by parental involvement like this.

Red Robster
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Red Robster
Racer X
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Racer X

Please let my doctor be someone who couldn’t pass the MCATs (but was allowed into medical school anyway), my pilot be someone who couldn’t pass a pilot’s test, and my firefighter someone who couldn’t carry my weight out of the burning building (but was allowed to earn the job because otherwise it wouldn’t be fair).

Oldren
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Oldren

Unfortunately we already have this, it’s called affirmative action.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Geez little Janie just flat out sucks at cheerleading, so what do you do demand that the rules be changed to let your little snowflake be a part of the team even though she wasn’t good enough. Damn what are you going to do when life says “you aren’t good enough” demand life change its rules. Getting cut isn’t the worst thing to happen. In many cases its the best thing. Go ask Michael Jordan. Get over your self importance, you are not that important. Let your kid stumble, let your kid fail, let your kid learn from it. Stop raising those with every limp dick excuse. I hear it all the time, “its not my fault, life is unfair” guess what, life isn’t fair. If it were I’d played in the NFL, then become an owner of a large horse farm. Didn’t work out so well, but I turned out just fine

Extirpates
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Extirpates

Schools do not strive for excellence, they strive for excrement.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Its the “we are all winners” Well that is pure bull shit.

Joe Redfield
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Joe Redfield

So maybe we should apply this to the political system – anybody who runs for office wins! We could have 300 million Presidents!

MGAP
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MGAP

I could get some things changed then.