- Winston Lee, a history teacher from Kentucky, shared a picture of a student’s test with a note asking him to give his five bonus points to the one who got the lowest score.
- He decided to honor the request, which actually helped the student with the lowest score pass the test.
- Many people praised the student for his generosity, but others think Lee didn’t make the right choice.
Children are raised to become competitive because this is a trait that they need in order to succeed in life. Competition starts at a very early age and rivalry becomes more apparent when children starts to go to school.
While there’s nothing wrong with becoming competitive, sometimes people forget to help others in their quest to be on top. Fortunately, this straight-A+ student has learned early that life is not just about being the best, but also about uplifting others.
Winston Lee, a history teacher from Kentucky, shared a picture of a test that has a heartwarming note in it.
It was written by one of his students, a high schooler who gets all straight A+ on his grades. The note tells Lee to give his five bonus points to the student in the class who got the lowest score on the test.
The student can get 99 points on the test, but he thought that someone needs those points more than he does, so he decides to give away his extra points as a show of kindness.
“The guy is awesome. We’ve had huge political debates in class this year (we keep it friendly), and my man always has some awesome, intelligent input,” says Lee.
“Students had played an interactive review game the day before, playing along on an app in attempt to score points by answering questions concerning the exam content. Of course, he killed it, earning him 5 bonus points for the WWII exam.”
Lee said that most honor students will hold on to every point possible, so he was awed by the boy’s selflessness. He decided to honor the request, which actually helped the student with the lowest score pass the test. Lee said that it was indeed a “peculiar situation” but recognizes that the student is entitled to do with his points.
The student with the lowest score was so grateful for the mystery points given to her, Lee said. He hopes that “she pays it forward.”
Of course, there’s the question of it being a “correct classroom procedure.”
I’m not sure. “Is being led by compassion, kindness, and love, ever considered a wrong answer?”. Oddly enough, the student has taught the lesson,” Lee said.
The verdict is split on this one. Many people praised the student for his generosity.
But others think Lee didn’t make the right choice.
So do you think the teacher made the right decision to grant the student’s request?
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