Last Friday was the Princess’ last day of school. They had a farewell party, and classroom recognition where almost everyone were given an award for a job well done. While chatting with Ki’s teacher and other parents, I found out that one of the student stopped going to school because he dropped one place in the Honor’s List. Apparently, the boy’s parents weren’t happy about it, and after talking to the teacher, decided not to let the kid attend the remaining days of school to express their disappointment. Well, it’s not unusual to hear parents complaining about their kids ranking, but this is the first time that I heard of someone actually stopping their kids from attending school as a protest to a ranking result. Technically speaking, the boy already completed the whole year, so missing the final week wouldn’t really matter. But it makes me wonder how this would affect that boy? I mean, really? WHY? Was making it to the top of the class that important at such age and grade level? Isn’t there a better way to express their dissatisfaction?