TO THE EDITOR:

     (Re: “Honor roll discontinued for middle grades,” Nov. 23, 2017) Kids need something to work for; a goal to achieve.

     The number grading system is ridiculous and promotes mediocrity.

     Then taking away achievements to celebrate positive behavior and you have a spiral effect that can best be compared to flushing a toilet in terms of building kids into socially responsible adults. ...

— Randi Schlimgen
1069 Metomen St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Nov. 30, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.