One of my favorite bloggers writes:
The whole self-esteem movement in schools has pretty much removed failure as an option for kids and competition has ceased to have any real meaning.
I have seen such statements on other blogs in the past but, since I’m not very familiar with the high school system in the US, I’m not sure what the “self-esteem movement in schools” is about. Can anybody explain? Has anybody seen it in practice?
Because this sounds like something I might want to denounce. 🙂