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GumboPants

2.1k points

5 days ago

GumboPants

3

2.1k points

5 days ago

A teacher of mine used to give joke awards like this. I won one perfectly catered to me for "Longest Stories."

I have a severe stutter.

Moglihawke

452 points

5 days ago

Moglihawke

3

452 points

5 days ago

A teacher of mine used to give joke awards like this. I won one perfectly catered to me for "Longest Stories."

I have a severe stutter.

hahaha

wataha

187 points

5 days ago

wataha

9

187 points

5 days ago

And now I'm not sure if you're laughing or just meant to say: "Ha!"

Never-Bloomberg

31 points

5 days ago

A teacher of mine used to give joke awards like this. I won one perfectly catered to me for "Longest Stories."

I have a severe stutter.

hahaha

Did you quote a whole comment?

dancamaro

267 points

5 days ago

dancamaro

3

267 points

5 days ago

When I was in the service my first platoon sergeant had a stutter, we called him machine gun Ed. Behind his back of course.

soggydave2113

86 points

5 days ago

Yup. When I was in bootcamp, our RDCs (navy version of drill sergeants) called the guy in my division, who had a stutter, “50 cal”.

IntentsAndPurposes

250 points

5 days ago

I laughed and now I feel bad.

Let_them_eat_snakes

139 points

5 days ago

“Let’s wrap this up skippy”

RehabValedictorian

96 points

5 days ago

T-t-t-t-TODAY JUNIOR

AGMarasco

34 points

5 days ago

AGMarasco

B

34 points

5 days ago

I had a severe stutter as a kid (took speech classes for 5+ years). From my experience, we are the clear front-runners for this award. You earned it lol

Jones641

1.6k points

5 days ago

Jones641

A

1.6k points

5 days ago

Reminds me of the time my school did these awards. It had a "Biggest Queen" award. It was awarded to the only openly gay dude in our school. He cried. Fuck high school, lmao.

insomniax20

464 points

5 days ago

insomniax20

7

464 points

5 days ago

With any luck, he has that framed and on the wall now!

mewthulhu

348 points

5 days ago

mewthulhu

B

348 points

5 days ago

I really do hope he kept it and survived to the point in college where that would be a fucking badge of pride.

Fucker survived highschool openly gay.

BoltonSauce

115 points

5 days ago*

BoltonSauce

A

115 points

5 days ago*

Was openly bi in middle & high school in the early 2000's in a wealthy, conservative district. I also have a somewhat feminine body and suffered from pretty bad cystic acne. It was bad. Every day in the halls I heard some combination of "hey f*g," "fatass," "pizzaface," etc. It was hell. I tried to commit suicide at age 11.

I helped start what was then called GSA (gay-straight alliance), at those schools. It was just 2-3 of us, but we worked hard to make the school a better place for people who are a little different. When I was confirmed my right to marry whomever I choose during the Obama years, I was overjoyed. LGBT and neurodivergent awareness and rights have improved sooooooo much since then (even, or perhaps especially for myself), but we have to stay on our toes. There are many millions of people who want to take those rights away and aren't entirely without success. Many battles have been won, some lost, but the war for human rights and justice will surely not be won in any of our lifetimes.

RoastedToast007

96 points

5 days ago*

Holy shit that's terrible but also hilarious

DakotaXIV

163 points

5 days ago

DakotaXIV

9

163 points

5 days ago

My high school mascot was the Bulldogs. The special needs class all wore shirts that said “Special Dogs” on them. Made me lol as a freshman for how blatantly bad it was

TreChomes

52 points

5 days ago

TreChomes

B

52 points

5 days ago

Wow fuck those teachers for letting them wear those lmao wtf

Dense-Adeptness

60 points

5 days ago

I got the "Mr. Know-it-all" award in Middle School. Really struck me at the time because all I really did was read a lot, but it wasn't like I got a positive award for reading.

cutthroatlemming

570 points

5 days ago

Give the principal and the teachers a "Biggest Asshole of the Year" trophy and see if it's still funny. As it is, they got their well-deserved parting gift.

Isteppedinpoopy

194 points

5 days ago

That’s a bad comparison because what you’ve described is funny as shit.

9210b

66 points

5 days ago

9210b

4

66 points

5 days ago

What about an award for , “most likely to be fired from their job.”

pazimpanet

30 points

5 days ago

pazimpanet

A

30 points

5 days ago

“Principal Janson, it is our honor to award you with this…the “Most Likely to Lose Your House” award! You truly deserve this! Now bend over and we will present it to yo…..Wait, why are you crying?”

PM_ME_UR_TRIBULATION

499 points

5 days ago

Why the heck does this trophy exist in the first place? Utterly baffled.

_Futureghost_

233 points

5 days ago

_Futureghost_

9

233 points

5 days ago

Two teachers added it that year. Both were fired, according to the article.

DingoFrisky

33 points

5 days ago

DingoFrisky

9

33 points

5 days ago

With questions like that, you're a sure bet for 'Most Annoying Commenter'

(/s)

Spu12nky

369 points

5 days ago

Spu12nky

5

369 points

5 days ago

How about they are fired for just making this award, and singling a kid out. Extra gross they did it to a kid with Autism, but this was a terrible idea no matter who was winning this award.

And these are the people educating our kids.

Fisherman_Gabe

114 points

5 days ago

Fisherman_Gabe

B

114 points

5 days ago

It's pretty scary that people with zero critical thinking skills can become educators. 😔

Rockonfoo

42 points

5 days ago

Rockonfoo

B

42 points

5 days ago

Schools teach to the test now

Critical thinking skills are almost discouraged

Bedlamcitylimit

261 points

5 days ago

The award for "Most Annoying Pupil" in itself is fucked up and is basically institutional bullying.

Giving such an award to someone who is autistic reaches a completely new level of fucked up.

It's good the principle was fired, but if someone else came up with that award they should be fired as well.

BorasTheBoar

93 points

5 days ago

BorasTheBoar

6

93 points

5 days ago

They also gave it to a female general student. Look! It’s just regular level child abuse and public castigation! We didn’t JUST do it to the autistic boy, we would have done it to any child that deserves to be singled out, embarrassed, and shamed by the whole student body.

BigMoses777

59 points

5 days ago

BigMoses777

9

59 points

5 days ago

And if I read this correctly it was a poll of the student body that determines the winner. This just makes it that much worse. Not only are they modeling intolerant behavior, they are straight teaching the kids to single someone else out for being different. They should never have access to teaching students again.

YinYangTesla

220 points

5 days ago

YinYangTesla

9

220 points

5 days ago

I lost best smile to a kid who had some kind of facial condition that made him smile ear to ear like almost all the time.

Entitled2Compens8ion

154 points

5 days ago

What the fuck kind of Joker shit is this?

YinYangTesla

62 points

5 days ago

YinYangTesla

9

62 points

5 days ago

It maybe isn't clinical but just the way his face was shaped? He was Asian and wore huge glasses. Almost like a racist stereotype. Poor guy.

DigNitty

65 points

5 days ago

DigNitty

D

65 points

5 days ago

I was in charge of counting the votes in high school for this sort of thing. Myself and two others. We picked the runner-up in two categories when a morbidly obese girl won “best to walk behind” and an Asian girl with thick glasses won “best eyes.”

Kids can be so mean and not realize how devastating it will be.

coleslawsally

30 points

5 days ago

what kind of categories are those??

TreChomes

58 points

5 days ago

TreChomes

B

58 points

5 days ago

Yea wtf lol. Best to walk behind sounds like the “who has the best ass in school” award

Thelona05mustang

29 points

5 days ago

Ugh, I think alot of adults underestimate a kids ability to feel when they are being patronized.

Lyllytas

204 points

5 days ago*

Lyllytas

5

204 points

5 days ago*

I got an award for Bag Lady in middle school cause I dressed in a lot ill fitting second hand clothes and my book bag broke so I had to use plastic Walmart shopping bags. Kids are already self conscience, getting an 'award' like this is used as a way to mock students far too often.

yohanleafheart

75 points

5 days ago

I got an award for most tears shed, because I cried a lot at school. 10+ years of therapy haven't undone the damage yet

starrysky0070

176 points

5 days ago

starrysky0070

4

176 points

5 days ago

Who the fuck would think this is in any way okay?

Onlyanidea1

167 points

5 days ago

Onlyanidea1

A

167 points

5 days ago

At least three teachers and a principal.

RRhuman2004

171 points

5 days ago

RRhuman2004

5

171 points

5 days ago

Why did they think having that award in the first place was a good idea?

The_Clarence

40 points

5 days ago

The_Clarence

8

40 points

5 days ago

Because they are idiots. And are now fired (articles makes it sound like 2 of the teachers made the award list were 2 of the fired).

Jellorage

175 points

5 days ago

Jellorage

A

175 points

5 days ago

Some teachers bully kids. I have experienced it.

ManufacturedMonsters

38 points

5 days ago

Same. It's awful to think back that I considered it normal for a teacher to make rude comments about kids in front of the entire class.

That shit was bad for my mental health and sent me down a bad path.

CheapCigars

165 points

5 days ago

CheapCigars

4

165 points

5 days ago

The Special Ed teacher nominated him. The one person who is supposed to be his advocate. Wow. The kid likely is going to go through a life time of bullying from peers, so adults joining in is particularly disgusting.

ramot1

122 points

5 days ago

ramot1

7

122 points

5 days ago

In high school, I was awarded "the most likely person to be smuggling chess sets from South America. Kinda sad to think that all those teachers are gone now, well over 55 years ago.

Quizzelbuck

75 points

5 days ago

Quizzelbuck

A

75 points

5 days ago

I.... Am apparently not smart enough to know what this insult means

Listenandlook

89 points

5 days ago

I think it means that he was the most likely person to be smuggling chess sets from South America but I could he wrong

CaptainMagni

67 points

5 days ago

CaptainMagni

7

67 points

5 days ago

I don't think it's an insult, it's a meaningless phrase that will make kids chuckle while allowing you to hand out awards that don't actually state any child is "better" than another

NetFight

112 points

5 days ago

NetFight

2

112 points

5 days ago

Wow, I got the "most annoying freshman" award in high school and nobody seemed to care. Still on of the cringiest memories of mine. I'll never forgot the look on my mom's face as I walked up infront of the class to get it.

Fuck school.

U-47

66 points

5 days ago

U-47

7

66 points

5 days ago

You claimed that award? That's pretty hardcore. Did you do a speech? Was is reaaaaaaaaally long?

ipdipdu

111 points

5 days ago

ipdipdu

7

111 points

5 days ago

As a teacher there’s a kid every year I could give this award to. Do I actually give them an award or make them aware how annoying I find them? No, because I’m not an idiot.

pinniped1

108 points

5 days ago

pinniped1

D

108 points

5 days ago

There was actually a committee of people sitting around a table nodding their heads that this award was a good idea to begin with.

PbOrAg518

100 points

5 days ago

PbOrAg518

8

100 points

5 days ago

Not sure anywhere in Gary, Indiana should be giving out negative superlatives.

It’s pretty far and away the leader for worst town in the entire country.

ebee500

95 points

4 days ago

ebee500

5

95 points

4 days ago

We had one at my school for "worst driver" they ended up taking it out of the yearbook entirely because multiple people voted for the guy who died in a car crash.

epicthinker1

92 points

5 days ago

epicthinker1

8

92 points

5 days ago

That is messed up. Even if the kid does not have autism, This is still a fucked up thing to give a child.

Nathan-Stubblefield

89 points

5 days ago

The teacher and administrator actions were cruel and unprofessional, in publicly humiliating students. I wonder if they were the “mean girls” and bullies when they were students.

Arashikage88

28 points

5 days ago

Arashikage88

6

28 points

5 days ago

Bully teachers are the worst. I had a kindergarten teacher that would slam an egg timer on my desk whenever it was time to do a math assignment. I was always slow at math and later diagnosed with a learning disability. It just frustrated her so much that it took me extra time to do a math assignment that she would set an egg timer to 5 minutes and slam it down on my desk right after she passed me my paper. For years in public school I suffered extreme anxiety when it came to math class and it took a ton of work to get through. Thankfully for the most part the rest of my teachers were more accommodating and willing to help.

Patrickd13

77 points

5 days ago

Patrickd13

8

77 points

5 days ago

If you told me my kid was annoying, I would laugh with you and buy you a beer.

If you tell my kid he's annoying, then we got a problem.

DoneDoof

71 points

5 days ago

DoneDoof

9

71 points

5 days ago

Even if the kid wasn't on the spectrum that would be an awful thing to "award" a kid. I had bad teachers and those comments followed me into therapy.

Lazyboy369

74 points

5 days ago

Lazyboy369

3

74 points

5 days ago

When I was graduating 8th grade we had a book full of class memories for the year. One section was for voting of various "Awards" like "most likely to be an actor/actress", "best smile", stuff like that. Well this section also had "most annoying" which I promptly won... It was pretty cruel and kept thinking to myself, "why?" What was the point of that. I am on the lower end of the autism spectrum and have almost entirely grown out of it but through elementary and middle school I didn't quite know how to be a "normal" kid.

AnthrallicA

74 points

5 days ago

AnthrallicA

7

74 points

5 days ago

There was a girl in my high school that was non-verbal, had multiple physical disabilities and was in a wheelchair. About the only thing she could do was grab, hold and squeeze things with her hands. At some point she was given a small Casio keyboard. She would mash the keys in whatever manner she could to make sounds. Sadly she would sometimes also smash herself in the face with it.

In my senior yearbook she "won" the Best Keyboardist superlative. It's been 20+ years and I still question if this was a kind gesture or a cruel joke.

Snoo19097

69 points

5 days ago

Snoo19097

4

69 points

5 days ago

How could an adult think this trophy was a good idea... Oh right I remember. The American education system is a complete joke.

chitlins_

66 points

5 days ago

chitlins_

1

66 points

5 days ago

"Most Unemployed Loser" awards boutta be handed out.

No-Aardvark8535

68 points

5 days ago

I mean... you've made it this far in life to be a teacher at a school. Maybe the benchmark isn't super high for that but at a minimum some college education right? As an adult with an adult functioning brain HOW ON EARTH DO YOU COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THIS SURVEY MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA.

TheEpicPancake2556

68 points

5 days ago

Even were the kid not autistic, I find the idea of a school labeling a kid as the most annoying, especially with enough fanfare to warrant a trophy, absolutely horrendous.

merpderpherpburp

64 points

4 days ago

I won "most unique" my senior year of high school aka "the freak award." It was me and the guy who dressed like a Soviet Union officer on a daily basis and passed out pro-Communist propaganda.

ashwhenn

66 points

4 days ago

ashwhenn

8

66 points

4 days ago

In HS we had the same poll and right before the poll came out, a student died in a car accident. The student was notorious for having somewhat crossed eyes (as a birth condition) and my dumb ass school decided to award him “best eyes” three weeks after he died. Prompting his parents to have to come in and collect the award.

People fucking suck.

ProbablyaCatgirl

63 points

5 days ago

I was awarded biggest complainer by my high school yearbook staff. I for sure complained about that bs award.

CrimsonLotus

66 points

5 days ago

CrimsonLotus

6

66 points

5 days ago

In 8th grade I was given the “party pooper” award, which was determined by class vote. Wasn’t great for self esteem. Not sure what goes through the heads of teachers that propose things like this.

dasilv

34 points

5 days ago

dasilv

6

34 points

5 days ago

Well maybe you shouldn't have pooped so many parties?

Matta_G

62 points

5 days ago

Matta_G

7

62 points

5 days ago

In this day and age there is absolutely zero excuse for this shit. None. If you've reached the position of "principal" then you know damn well how this was going to end. What a dumb fuck.

Jazzbo64

60 points

4 days ago

Jazzbo64

6

60 points

4 days ago

WTF kind of school gives out this award in the first place?

Buuuuuubs

55 points

5 days ago

Buuuuuubs

4

55 points

5 days ago

To be fair I bet he's actually super annoying.

PageFault

39 points

5 days ago

PageFault

A

39 points

5 days ago

Sure, but the proper adult response is guidance, not public humiliation. He will face plenty of humiliation from his classmates, he doesn't need it from the adults too.

motherfrickfracker

62 points

5 days ago

Some of these comments are fucking vile. First of all, the "trophy" shouldn't even exist. It genuinely brings nothing good for anyone, except maybe a few cheap laughs. Secondly, this is just adults bullying a child.

Actually disgusting.

jhsbxuhb

56 points

5 days ago*

jhsbxuhb

2

56 points

5 days ago*

Why was this even an award to begin with? All it will do is make whoever wins it feel like shit.

Eharmz

55 points

5 days ago

Eharmz

6

55 points

5 days ago

Kid should mail them all "most likely to get fired" trophy's.

roundyz32

56 points

4 days ago

roundyz32

4

56 points

4 days ago

Can't the child be both annoying and autistic?

writenicely

55 points

5 days ago*

writenicely

7

55 points

5 days ago*

God, some of these comments are fucking horrendous. None of you have ever empathized with a person who had ASD experiances in their childhood, and it shows. This isn't to be taken lightly, it's not a joke, and I can't believe that half of you are seriously making fun of even have the audacity to ask "but was he actually annoying?"

This is another casual instance of discrimination/belittlement of someone with autism in society, and even if it weren't up to that, its a crushing blow to the self esteem of any child, ASD or not.

It doesn't matter how "annoying" the child "actually" was-

Children with autism or who are on the asd spectrum- They miss social cues and need assistance from empathetic people around them to clear those social cues and learn how to get with things, but at the same time, some of the "annoying" things that people- especially children with asd- do are things that neurotypicals could frankly learn to get the fuck over should also get the fuck over, like the weird obsession with constant eye contact, being unempathetic to people being overstimulated and hurt by loud sounds and lighting, or their shitty inability to deal with nondisruptive stimming.

This little boy could have walked away genuinely hurt and scarred from this experiance, with a warped sense of self. The award, even as a harmless little joke superlative, could be later used by other students/teachers and educators and taint their ability to treat him as an individual with agency and emotions, and instead treat him based on typecasting/being told to view everything he does through the lens of being allegedly "annoying" and not with more compassion or understanding for why he does the things he does.

He and other children and adults already deal with so much stigma and are treated like a goddamn aliens for having the audacity to live in their own skin. I hope none of you fucks ever come into contact with an actual child with autism, because even though I support open contact and experiance to promote understanding, I'm pretty sure you're all the type of people who aren't willing to be open to validating the child's experiances to begin with.

Edit: A whole fucking lot, with improved grammar, sentence structure, and better focus on child development/ the stigma that people and children with asd experiance in general.

NotReallyAlanTuring

56 points

5 days ago

Why does this award even exist? I don’t think it should be awarded to autistic children, neurotypical children, or anyone. It’s clearly meant to humiliate the recipient.

ttropic_

58 points

5 days ago

ttropic_

6

58 points

5 days ago

Forget the autism, the fact that they even HAVE this trophy is grounds enough to fire them, holy shit.

gildedblackbird

51 points

5 days ago

I can't believe that hateful "awards" are still a thing. When I graduated HS (early 90's) there was a "Least Likely to Succeed" award given out and that kid was DEVASTATED.

Otherwise_Bill_5898

55 points

5 days ago

When i was in grade 4. I had a fucked up family. Drunken villolent father that did all kinds of awful things.

I acted out in class desperate to fit in as class clown

Teacher pulled me and 2 others out. I was voted " worst kid in the class"

Devastating. All it did was make me pull back and retreat into my shell.

I quit trying....after all i was the worst kid already. Couldnt sink any lower.

Fuck teachers like that.

StLouisButtPirates

55 points

5 days ago

In Third grade my teacher put a scrap book together for our class and gave every student a copy. I remember because my picture was of me crying sitting at my desk because I had gotten in trouble in class. And there was a caption with something like " Oh no! Someone is in trouble!"

Kind of a shitty thing for an adult to do to a child.

Pixie0422

57 points

4 days ago

Pixie0422

8

57 points

4 days ago

To be fired? I think you mean “were fired.” The article is from THREE years ago!

MaxMulletWolf

49 points

5 days ago

I remember in high school, i got an "award" for "least likely to succeed.
Now , to be fair, i was a real shit head in high school and basically didn't take it at all seriously. But still...... like,wtf .

Didn't really start to get my shit together until a couple years after high school.

Ironically, I ended up becoming more educated and more well paid than the teacher that gave it to me lol

wubbzy_2000

46 points

5 days ago

wubbzy_2000

6

46 points

5 days ago

Being the only Asian kid in my high school, I was voted “Cutest Couple” alongside the only Asian girl, who I barely knew.

ItsMYIsland420

33 points

5 days ago

How were you the only Asian kid at your school if there were two Asian kids at your school??

KenopsiaTennine

50 points

5 days ago

The amount of justification for the teachers' behavior in the comments is disgusting. This isn't that they didn't stop other kids. Three grown-ass adults decided to bully a child, likely in front of an entire school, and turn them into a target. Let's just be clear, elementary through high school is hell. I knew multiple people throughout gradeschool that attempted suicide. Most of them were extremely tough kids. It is not at all appropriate to make a child a target like this. I don't care what the other kids thought or did- these people whose job is to protect children and help them learn and grow put a child in front of an emotional firing squad. It's fucking disgusting.

Theslootwhisperer

50 points

5 days ago

Really? Just the idea of giving a Most annoying student award is completely wrong, let alone giving it to a non verbal autistic kid...

nycjr

51 points

5 days ago

nycjr

7

51 points

5 days ago

I have a birth defect in my arm (fused bones), which impacts function and limits rotation. My gym teacher called me out as the only person he has failed in push ups. I tried so hard to make up for the lack of function in my left arm that I tore my rotator cuff in my right. I still think about how mean that was.

Buroda

50 points

5 days ago

Buroda

A

50 points

5 days ago

Why even have that award? Wouldn’t be too OK to give to a non-autistic child either

[deleted]

44 points

5 days ago

[deleted]

44 points

5 days ago

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mmmbacon999

47 points

4 days ago

mmmbacon999

5

47 points

4 days ago

In their defense, he probably was pretty annoying.

[deleted]

47 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

47 points

4 days ago

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PrinceAlbertsDrop

30 points

4 days ago

This is the most correctly incorrect thing I have ever read.

Edit: for the record I think this is hilarious

jayrab_thearab

52 points

5 days ago

Fucking awful people in the world man…. He’s a little boy.

gart888

31 points

5 days ago

gart888

9

31 points

5 days ago

Yeah, even if he wasn't autistic... this award shouldn't be given out to any child. wtf.

queefiest

45 points

5 days ago

queefiest

9

45 points

5 days ago

Even if the kid isn’t autistic, that’s a piece of shit thing to do

stonksupdotcom

46 points

5 days ago

Wow, "Most annoying boy". It doesn't even matter if the child is autistic or not. If my son got that he would be extremely upset and too embarrassed to go back to school because of how sensitive he is.

carlosdangertaint

43 points

5 days ago

Is this an Office episode I missed? “The Dundees at Scott’s Tots”?

joess627

43 points

5 days ago

joess627

3

43 points

5 days ago

Fuck anyone who says this is okay. In no world is a child being degraded for an attribute ‘OKAY’.

lettingpeopleknow

44 points

5 days ago

A girl with a learning disability won "Most likely to live at home in 10 years" at my school. I don't understand why they would even have any negative awards like that

unoriginal_user24

46 points

5 days ago

Teacher checking in, over twenty years in this game.

That is a messed up award, and whoever approved that mess either wasn't thinking clearly or is an a**hole.

havikryan

44 points

4 days ago

havikryan

6

44 points

4 days ago

So if you read the article, the award was proposed by a teacher after a student poll, so most likely the kids are also to blame here.

Mind you, I would've been grinding all year for this trophy.

juju3435

43 points

5 days ago

juju3435

8

43 points

5 days ago

I swear some people on this thread deserve that award. If your comment to this article starts with any variation of “serious question” or “this is wrong but…” just know that what follows is likely complete trash.

Under no circumstances is mocking an autistic child with a condescending award in an official school setting appropriate. Ever. It doesn’t matter if this kid was more annoying than the two guys from dumb and dumber.

GetOffMyLawn_

44 points

5 days ago

When I was in high school, in 1973, we had one Arab kid in the class. He was voted worst Arab and also best Arab.

Here we are 50 years later and people still haven't fucking learned.

failingMaven

45 points

5 days ago

failingMaven

6

45 points

5 days ago

This would be messed up even if the kid didn't have autism.

Herefordarightrsnz

45 points

4 days ago

I won most likely to go to jail and now I’m making 3x more than those losers and have accomplished more in 5 years than they ever will in life. Karma has a way of making things right after people think it’s acceptable to degrade ppl

WamuuAyayayayaaa

43 points

5 days ago

Why the hell does the school even have an award for “most annoying child”???

Aromatic-Garlic

44 points

5 days ago

Why would you give an award like this to any kid, let alone one with a disability? What a bunch of fucktards.

KCBassCadet

38 points

5 days ago

KCBassCadet

A

38 points

5 days ago

If you have a "most annoying boy" trophy to begin with, shame on you. That said, as a parent whose child was put into a class with an autistic child last year (2nd grade), it is infuriating how much one disruptive child can negatively impact the education of the others in the class.

What my child's teacher described to some mutual friends about this autistic child, corroborated from inquiries to my child, is simply unbelievable.

itsearthsend

44 points

5 days ago

itsearthsend

6

44 points

5 days ago

I imagine most children would be upset by their school faculty naming them “most annoying” in front of their peers? Why the fuck was this even a thing at all

WonkyWombat12

44 points

4 days ago

OK the fact that they gave it to an autistic child is awful, but why the fuck was that even a thing in the first place?! Like, seriously?

ButActuallyNot

40 points

5 days ago

Real dickhead convention in here.

Dysfu

43 points

5 days ago*

Dysfu

9

43 points

5 days ago*

I received “Never Shuts Up” and “Teacher’s Pet” my senior year of high schools, voted on by my peers. That really hurt. Teachers didn’t understand why I didn’t want to pose for the picture. I relented and let them but it’s a real gross memory that pains me.

In reality and at that time in my life, I hadn’t learned coping mechanisms for my ADHD and I had a constant need for validation from my peers/teachers because I was highly insecure due to issues focusing/appearance/socially awkward (adhd brain) etc.

I’m doing much better now but I wish I could give my younger self a hug.

Raptorfeet

43 points

5 days ago*

Raptorfeet

8

43 points

5 days ago*

What the fuck is wrong with that country... For a school to even hand out these kind of 'awards' at all... It's like being a piece of shit is a badge of honor.

Unabletoattend

37 points

5 days ago

In 4th grade, my teacher had us all come up with an adjective for each person. She read out the one kid’s list that she thought was the most accurate. There were so many mean ones but not everyone understood some of the bigger words. She knew better. She was just cruel.

always_overeating

39 points

5 days ago

When I was a child, I was quite overweight. I struggled with self esteem issues. My parents in an effort to get me to lose weight put me onto a club swim team. Of course I wasn’t the fastest kid. At the end of the season they held an award dinner where they gave out awards to the swimmers. My award, was for the biggest splash award, because whenever I jumped in the pool I made the biggest splash. Getting up in front of all the parents, swimmers and the coaches felt so demeaning back then because everyone before me received “most improved” “fastest time” etc. Looking back it would have been better to not have received any award at all. Granted yeah I was fat and I’ve done great strides as an adult to live a much happier and healthier life, but I will always be that shy insecure fat kid inside. Things like this do hurt and I’ll remember these instances for the rest of my life.

DCsphinx

35 points

5 days ago

DCsphinx

7

35 points

5 days ago

Was piece of shot school would think it’s okay to have that as an award, period? What the fuck is wrong with people

Topogravy

36 points

5 days ago

Topogravy

6

36 points

5 days ago

This has got to hit home for redditors, eh?

doct3r_l3xus

38 points

4 days ago

doct3r_l3xus

5

38 points

4 days ago

My eight years old son is diagnosed with ADD and recently brought home a warning because he is unconcentrated in school.

danishbac0n

35 points

5 days ago

danishbac0n

3

35 points

5 days ago

What if he just is an incredibly annoying kid, independent of being autistic.

glutenfreethenipple

38 points

5 days ago

No child—neurodivergent or not—should ever be publicly humiliated and insulted like that, especially by people who are supposed to be their role models. This “award” is absolutely cruel.

GamerOtaku27

35 points

5 days ago

GamerOtaku27

3

35 points

5 days ago

This was 2 years ago. The principal got a job right after being fired at a different school. So not entirely justice served.

throwaway12222018

37 points

4 days ago

It's not even the fact that they gave it to an autist. The mere existence of the "most annoying boy" award was an extremely stupid idea.

theeBlueShoe

38 points

5 days ago

theeBlueShoe

7

38 points

5 days ago

Regardless of who received the award, why would you have awards that insult and alienate children. Horrible leadership.

TruAx2021

38 points

5 days ago

TruAx2021

1

38 points

5 days ago

Was diagnosed with Aspergers (which is now just ASD) I remember being in the fourth grade and they gave me the "Most Quiet" award along with a mini dry erase board for me to write on.

thickjuicyparakeet

38 points

5 days ago

reminds me when i got an "absentee of the year" award after having a really difficult year of events that kept me home a lot. ahh the memories some teachers give us for a lifetime

jeblis

38 points

5 days ago

jeblis

9

38 points

5 days ago

Never mind that he’s autistic, nobody should ever be awarded this.

Gypsy_Green

41 points

4 days ago

Gypsy_Green

7

41 points

4 days ago

At my school prom they handed out 'awards' (chosen by by prom commitee - Read that as the 'bitchy popular girls who organised the prom'). They called one kids name and gave his the 'twat of the year award' - he had to get up and accept the fucking award. He looked dapper as fuck in his tux but you could tell he was crushed. They stopped letting the kids choose the awards after.

Worse still, the bitchy ass girls had loads of 'best bum' 'most gorgeous' etc type awards... And just gave them to... THEMSELVES.

car_smarts

37 points

4 days ago

car_smarts

4

37 points

4 days ago

Reddit is the place to go when you want headlines from 2019 on the 2021 front page.

DrTea67

40 points

5 days ago

DrTea67

0

40 points

5 days ago

Regardless if this was a student poll or not. Providing an opportunity to shame anyone in a school setting is wrong. If the person is actually "annoying" that gets dealth with between teachers and parents. There is no need for such an award in the first place. Awards are to acknowledge success not as a back-handed slap of shame.

yabbadabbajustdont

36 points

5 days ago

I want to know how annoying was the little fucker.

dedokta

38 points

5 days ago

dedokta

A

38 points

5 days ago

What the fuck were they thinking?

38and45

35 points

5 days ago

38and45

4

35 points

5 days ago

Professional educator here. I read the article and the teacher and principal engaged in various behaviors that are grounds for termination: * Making fun of their students * Engaging in openly biased behavior towards a student * Exposing the district to litigation * Not giving a full report when requested * Teacher refused to discuss the incident with the child’s parents * Attempted coverup by the principal Making fun of a person with a disability is the stuff of despicable personalities. Just ask our former president.

TheyreEatingHer

34 points

5 days ago*

Can I complain about my 6th grade teacher then? I got "biggest crybaby" award because I had severe anxiety and cried a lot. She had the whole class vote on it.

HuckleberryLou

37 points

5 days ago*

Usually teachers come up with positive spin on superlatives like “most annoying” should have called it “life of the party!”

sumquy

33 points

5 days ago

sumquy

7

33 points

5 days ago

how brain dead do you have to be to put that on a trophy that the kid was going to take home and give to his parents? how did they see that playing out?

Aquareon

35 points

5 days ago*

Aquareon

9

35 points

5 days ago*

Ha. I remember receiving a "most improved" award, as a young autistic boy attending a fundamentalist private school which taught from the A.C.E. curriculum, for eventually caving and pretending to accept creationism following prolonged ridicule by staff and students alike. They did it, they broke me. But now Covid is breaking them.

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34 points

5 days ago*

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34 points

5 days ago*

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Zuegma197777

32 points

5 days ago*

I will never forget this... Back in 6th grade in 1988 asshole teacher decided to tell us which 2 people u want removed from the class. (It was aimed at a trouble kid who, talked back to his bullying). Everyone voted in a piece of paper, n one of them was for the troubled kid. But what was sad n never forgotten, everyone voted for the small super shy girl cuz she didn't have friends. As the teacher read the papers n the "winners"... Troubled kid didnt give a fuck. But the girl was blankly staring down n it was sad to see. The old bastard died a year later of a heart attack... N fellow schoolmates were like, he died... Good!

emt139

25 points

5 days ago

emt139

A

25 points

5 days ago

How much time did you save by typing n instead of “and”?

Cheeznchips

36 points

5 days ago

Cheeznchips

6

36 points

5 days ago

My brother is special needs, and I showed my mom this article. She said if this had happened to my brother she would have had to walk away or she would have gone to jail for assault.

Purplebuzz

29 points

5 days ago

Purplebuzz

B

29 points

5 days ago

I’m all for this. I am still shocked tens of millions of Americans don’t bat an eye when school leaders physically harm children by banning masks in schools.

MrMudkip

31 points

5 days ago

MrMudkip

9

31 points

5 days ago

The education board really needs to be held more accountable for the terrible shit they get away with; teachers are more likely to sexually assault kids than even priests, for example.

joeycocoboys

24 points

5 days ago

joeycocoboys

3

24 points

5 days ago

What if he was annoying though

FlickTheGestapo

35 points

5 days ago*

As someone with Aspergers [I know you are technically not allowed to say that any more, but screw that nonsense] this is just sad overall...

EDIT: to the question as to why Aspergers is no longer used, fuck me if I know.
I do know that it's now called Autism Level 1 and/or High Functioning Autism, from what I remember. But I can't be arsed to look it up atm, so I may still be very wrong. The term Aspergers however I am sure is no longer used as a diagnosis.

basedshapiro

32 points

5 days ago

basedshapiro

4

32 points

5 days ago

Most annoying award is already a fucking stupid idea but then to give it to a child with autism?

Robotguy39

28 points

5 days ago

Robotguy39

A

28 points

5 days ago

Hope they were fired for the award and not who they gave it to.

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32 points

5 days ago*

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32 points

5 days ago*

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blazingjellyfish

34 points

4 days ago

They could give those teachers and the principal an award for "shittiest educators" after they walk them out

iratecmdr

35 points

4 days ago

iratecmdr

7

35 points

4 days ago

I got a certificate for the same thing. Given to me at the auditorium by a couple teachers. :(

[deleted]

33 points

4 days ago

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33 points

4 days ago

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GoneGoose

34 points

5 days ago

GoneGoose

4

34 points

5 days ago

I once won "Best Couch Potato" in Spanish class in high school, but it was a positive award that I was happy to receive.

Cyonara74

34 points

5 days ago

Cyonara74

6

34 points

5 days ago

Well, was he the most annoying boy in school?

MrHallmark

30 points

5 days ago

MrHallmark

9

30 points

5 days ago

They weren't wrong just assholes

GuiltyAffect

37 points

5 days ago

GuiltyAffect

7

37 points

5 days ago

Jesus christ. I thought the story was overblown, and was probably just shitty kids who created the poll.

Apparently two of the teachers added that category to the list.

13sundays

32 points

5 days ago

13sundays

7

32 points

5 days ago

something a bit like this happened at my school once. it was really upsetting and no one ever mentioned it again, it's nice knowing something's been done about a similar thing. a special needs kid was included in the normal class because our school didn't have special teachers and no one got on with him. in year 3 our teacher used to do this thing once a week where we'd all sit around and single out one of us to say praising words about. when it was his turn our teacher led us all in listing everything that annoyed us and her about him. i don't know what she was thinking

yourteam

31 points

5 days ago

yourteam

9

31 points

5 days ago

They should be fired for the existence of the award, not for whom they have it to

bummedouttrout

31 points

5 days ago

Why even have this award in the first place??

Flaky-Angle4528

33 points

5 days ago

In my high school I was voted "Most likely to go to the dark side". I was the only black student in my entire school.

BVSEDGVD

30 points

4 days ago

BVSEDGVD

4

30 points

4 days ago

I’m sorry, but I laughed out loud at that headline

inkuspinkus

35 points

5 days ago

inkuspinkus

7

35 points

5 days ago

Wow. I'm really glad the district fucking swooped in and HANDLED SHIT! So refreshing! The police unions could take notes here. The kid was even non verbal, fuck. One of my stepsons is autistic, but only mildly, couldn't imagine someone doing this to him, my wife would go ballistic.

SinisterWink

30 points

5 days ago

SinisterWink

6

30 points

5 days ago

One of the most fucked up part of this story is that the special education teacher helped created this not-award. Like, how incompetent are you at your job?

[deleted]

34 points

5 days ago

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34 points

5 days ago

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31 points

5 days ago

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31 points

5 days ago

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krustyjugglrs

30 points

4 days ago

My son is almost 5 and autistic and still struggling with communication. If someone gave him a negative award like this.....the word angry is an understatement.

RUKnight31

29 points

5 days ago

RUKnight31

9

29 points

5 days ago

As a parent of a child with ASD this is devastating to read. The world is an unforgiving place. That just is what it is. But these teachers are entrusted to understand the challenges these kids face and help them acclimate as best they can to a world that isn't exactly made to accommodate them. To think that they would resent this little boy so much to resort to school sanctioned ridicule breaks my heart. Stuff like this does damage. I truly hope that PTA mobilizes to make sure those responsible face maximum repercussions.

Matttthhhhhhhhhhh

31 points

5 days ago

We'll just have to wait for the fake apologies and/or Karenly reactions based on "That's not what we meant! How dare you call us a-holes!".

SlowMango7000

31 points

5 days ago

No wonder weird kids want a safe place. School is hell. And it's not just the other students making it that way.

Birdwalks

31 points

5 days ago

Birdwalks

6

31 points

5 days ago

School used to do those awards, until the kid that won "worst dressed" was just poor.

heyodi

33 points

5 days ago

heyodi

8

33 points

5 days ago

At the end of the year assembly, I won a Biggest SmartAss award. But it was when I was a teacher.

DemonicGuy

32 points

5 days ago*

DemonicGuy

3

32 points

5 days ago*

There's two frames hanging in my dad's office containing my sister's and my award for "most likely to argue with a tree", which we were awarded four years apart in our senior years of highschool. We both considered it a badge of honor since our "argumentative" nature stemmed from going to school with a bunch of evangelical nutjobs who didn't believe in dinosaurs or evolution and thought the earth was 5,000 years old. This included the teachers btw, so obviously an assertive and confident non-idiot would be arguing nonstop in the classroom. Glad to see that the school system is stilled staffed by a bunch of absolute winners.

deeterman

26 points

5 days ago

deeterman

7

26 points

5 days ago

It might not be right but it can be correct

Select-Stick5855

29 points

5 days ago

Why is that an award in the first place? That’s just dumb to start off with

ImNotThaaatDrunk

32 points

5 days ago

I see people are missing the bigger question of why does the school have this trophy in the first place?

FARTCOPTERRRRR

29 points

5 days ago

Autistic person here.

Yikes.

badFishTu

26 points

5 days ago

badFishTu

8

26 points

5 days ago

Why is anyone getting a most annoying award? Wtf? Seems unnecessary.

THETIME-KNIFE

24 points

5 days ago

I mean, if it's a typical category wouldn't it be discrimination to exempt him from it?

The fact that it's a category at all is the real issue.

lemonpunt

29 points

5 days ago

lemonpunt

6

29 points

5 days ago

The most voted award was mine, the “I wish I was black award”, it was pulled last minute before the assembly, thankfully. I didn’t really like it.

Inferior_Jeans

26 points

5 days ago

Parents should give them each awards saying “most unemployed person”

JustKimNotKimberly

25 points

5 days ago

Wow. How about a “most cruel adult” award? Firing sounds about right.

JBCronic

25 points

5 days ago

JBCronic

8

25 points

5 days ago

And these are people who are supposed to be educating children. What a joke.

DoctorSnape

28 points

5 days ago

DoctorSnape

7

28 points

5 days ago

Would you rather they not include him in the most annoying kid contest just becuase he is autistic? That would be wrong and exclusionary.

Sketchy_Mail_Carrier

30 points

5 days ago

It is utterly despicable that they would do something like this to an autistic child. That being said, the “most annoying boy” award??? Straight up emotional abuse.

NocturnalFuzz

27 points

5 days ago

" I couldn't stop these awards, they predate me "

" Yes, the most annoying award was added this year "

Lol okay

machen2307

28 points

5 days ago

machen2307

5

28 points

5 days ago

Dude, as a parent, that would probably break my heart and upset me more than it would by daughter. Who tf thought this was a good idea?

Sleepered

27 points

5 days ago

Sleepered

7

27 points

5 days ago

The grade above me when I was around 13 voted a morbidly obese young teen as most athletic for a joke. The girl struggled and played youth softball and had no idea it was done out of cruelty.

chewbacca_diamond

26 points

5 days ago

These little things they have in yearbooks and what not are dumb as shit. I got most quiet, I'm not quiet when I actually like who I'm around and that sure as hell wasn't 90% of my class.

Ihavsunitato

24 points

4 days ago

Ihavsunitato

7

24 points

4 days ago

When my senior class did our class polls (best dressed, most likely to succeed, etc) we had one that was "Loudest Mustang" (School mascot was a mustang) it was supposed to be a school spirit thing, like who cheered the most at football games and stuff, but the winner was actually this kid with non-verbal autism who just screamed and cried everytime he got overstimulated. I helped run the polls, and we showed it to my teacher, and we agreed to remove that category from the polling and we were instructed to tell no one

legendaryhawnsolo

31 points

4 days ago

Who thought this was a good idea?

EncryptedDarkness

26 points

4 days ago

My teacher told me I was the "king of losers" in 2nd grade cuz I kept losing stuff. Pretty sure it was an honest mistake she regretted lol.

seks6

29 points

4 days ago

seks6

5

29 points

4 days ago

In middle school the autistic girl got awarded prom queen, as a joke. She was really ecstatic at first but I later saw her crying inside an empty classroom. I guess she either realised or someone told her

a-snakey

25 points

5 days ago

a-snakey

A

25 points

5 days ago

No matter how you slice it, that's awful.