David Fabrizio, the principal at Ipswich Middle School (Massachusetts) is being criticized for canceling 'Honors Night' at the school. He told MyFoxBoston.com that the evening could be "devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade-point average."

According to Fabrizio the decision was made in part because "academic success can be influenced by the amount of support a student receives at home and not all students receive the same level of emotional and academic support at home."