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gregjuli_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Jun 21 2001 - 16:20:53 PDT


Sidnie and all
A few years ago I came across and article in the newspaper stating that research
showed ( at that time) that a catagory of people that showed the best sel-esteem
were prisoners!
MaryB

Sidnie Miller wrote:

> Because all the extreme emphasis on self esteem is building a nation of
> criminals who feel good about themselves!! That's an over statement of
> course, but why should we promote mediocrity??? Why should someone who
> doesn't try and does crappy work receive the same attention as someone who
> breaks their neck to do good work?? We should try to elevate our
> standards--kids should see excellence rewarded so they will have a reason
> to persue it. Sid

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