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Why We Banned Legos
Rethinking Schools ^ | Winter 2006 | Ann Pelo and Kendra Pelojoaquin

Posted on 07/25/2007 7:37:07 PM PDT by Lorianne

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To: Ken H

I agree.


101 posted on 07/26/2007 12:13:51 AM PDT by Pinkbell (I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order. - Mike Pence)
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To: Lorianne

Cut out all the noise? Communism/socialism destroys.


102 posted on 07/26/2007 12:14:54 AM PDT by jwh_Denver (In the Rise and Fall of United States I hope the Fall part is more than one chapter.)
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To: Lorianne
Ah, another case of a discussion we should not be having.

after school program

If their mothers were at home waiting for the kids when school was out, we would not need this.

If we hadn't sent our entire manufacturing base off to China, and if companies were still headed by honest and moral people, the mothers' husbands would be earning a fair family wage such that the mother would not need to work.

And of course, if mother and father stayed married instead of playing the run-around-Sue and sleeping with whoever they crashed with in a drunken stupor the night before.

So dig a little deeper, and we'll find the root of the problem in the existence of these "centers" and the problems that instilled such a "need" in the perverted minds that created them in the first place.

Someone mentioned this is happening in Seattle? What an embarrassment. Still, what should we expect from a state whose proudest Republican is RINO Dan Evans and which elected a good Republican governor in 2004 but swore in a Democrat in 2005?

103 posted on 07/26/2007 12:33:13 AM PDT by Lexinom (http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Lorianne

btt


104 posted on 07/26/2007 1:20:43 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: aruanan

“Ann Pelo and Kendra Pelojoaquin

So do Ann and Kendra have something going on?”

Don’t know. We will have to ask Nancy PELOsi.


105 posted on 07/26/2007 2:44:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Not all Liberals are Communists, but all Communists are Liberals.)
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To: Lorianne
In other words.
They banned Legos (and probably all fun toys) to make the little darlings into the New Soviet Man.
106 posted on 07/26/2007 4:14:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Old Sarge; Borax Queen
the children were building their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys — assumptions that mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society — a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive.

It's unbelievable how the educational system is so antagonistic toward capitalism and enamored with the failed socialistic ideologies.

107 posted on 07/26/2007 4:18:56 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: JasonC
This is a private school - parents pay thousands of dollars to send their kids here to learn this type of trash. If the parents don't like it, they can vote with their feet quite easily.

My guess is that the majority of parents sat back and agreed with the decision as they are actively creating good little socialists.

108 posted on 07/26/2007 4:26:26 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA (Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience)
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To: Bernard
Anybody who came up with groundrules like this and expected kids to follow them has never coached a 7&8 yo soccer or T-Ball team. Sounds like the scientists need to spend some time in the real world for a while before they start making observations that other people might actually act on.

No, they know human nature and they hate it, not just the ways it can go astray, but everything. Their goal, like that of those pushing the New Soviet Man and the Aryan Master Race, is to remake human nature.
109 posted on 07/26/2007 4:35:14 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Lorianne
I could understand banning Legos if one kept finding “cool pieces” in his cereal, or if one regularly stepped on them in the middle of the night on a hardwood floor. But these folks are slightly beyond understanding.
110 posted on 07/26/2007 4:35:27 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: aruanan

You forgot another adjective to describe these women: stupid.


111 posted on 07/26/2007 4:40:29 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: keepitreal

She is obviously a lunatic.


112 posted on 07/26/2007 4:42:13 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Lorianne

They are communists, and their favorite concept is “ban”.


113 posted on 07/26/2007 4:50:00 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Lorianne
If the women make a moral claim that what the kids used to be doing with Legos is bad and what they're doing to reshape their attitudes toward work, collectivity, etc., is good, then are they not guilty, by setting the experiment up to begin with, of having fomented (politically) immoral behavior in the children? If, though, they respond that there is no good or bad involved, simply different choices, then are they not getting way too worked up about something on the level of preferring cabbage over carrots?

I remember once a lesson plan for Sunday school about disobedience. The teacher was instructed to bring in an interesting looking box that could easily be opened and place it on the table. The teacher was then to instruct the kids NOT to open the box and then go out of the room on some pretext and later return to ask the kids if any of them were tempted to open the box after being told not to. I thought this exercise was simply evil because it was deliberately setting the kids up to do what they were told not to do. Instead, I discussed with the class what a pathetic pantload this lesson was, what it was ineptly trying to teach, and why it was bad.
114 posted on 07/26/2007 4:59:21 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Caramelgal
This whole article makes my BS meter ring! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Bingo. I think the writers made the whole thing up.

115 posted on 07/26/2007 5:14:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Go ahead and water the lawn - my give-a-damn's busted.")
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To: Lorianne

When Legos are outlawed, only outlaws will have Legos.


116 posted on 07/26/2007 5:47:17 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: SoftballMominVA
I stand by my statement. I know what made the teachers. They are made out of Legos, too.
117 posted on 07/26/2007 5:51:10 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: JasonC
Your statement indicated that you believed that this happened in a public school - it didn't. This is a private school and in reality it is an issue for the consumers of the school and not the tax paying public.

Not sure how teachers are 'made of out of Legos" so I'll just smile and let that one go right on past

118 posted on 07/26/2007 7:03:51 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA (Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience)
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To: nicmarlo
Have you checked to see how much parents pay for their children to attend this school? THOUSANDS of dollars. So obviously, the school has no problem engaging in the capitalistic system when it benefits them. I wonder how many poor and underprivileged children are allowed to attend free of charge - or this this indoctrination only for the select few who can afford to be indoctrinated.
119 posted on 07/26/2007 7:06:27 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA (Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience)
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To: Lorianne
I'd love to see what these morons could create if they called it a Lego Collective, and doled out the "cool pieces" only to certain elite members of the class, and gave everyone else only those lousy 1-bump Legos to build the rest of the town, and whenever they needed a 4-bump piece or a bigger block, they had to wait for weeks in a line, and then were limited to only two larger pieces at a time, etc. That'd teach the kids the real nature of collectivism, of course.
120 posted on 07/26/2007 7:12:47 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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