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To: Proverbs 3-5
Actually, after reading the article, I don't think that their actions are unreasonable.

This tag involves grabbing people who do not necessarily know they are playing and possibly bumping them to the ground. "Then the kids do 'pyramiding' or 'towering.' They pile on each other. [Sometimes] they call it 'jailhouse' or 'jailbreak,' " because the child has to break out, she said.

Sometimes kids get out of control, and it is necessary to restore a reasonable level of order.

This tag involves grabbing people who do not necessarily know they are playing and possibly bumping them to the ground. "Then the kids do 'pyramiding' or 'towering.' They pile on each other. [Sometimes] they call it 'jailhouse' or 'jailbreak,' " because the child has to break out, she said.

Since the prohibition began early this month, physical education teachers have begun a "chasing, fleeing and dodging" unit in first through fifth grades. Students essentially play variations of tag, and the teachers remind them about safety rules and point out the athletic skills they can transfer to other sports, said Sue Straits, a PE teacher.

So basically they can still play tag, and likely will be able to play tag on the playground once again once the school figures out some reasonable rules for what is allowed and what isn't.

It does sound like some of the kids were being overly aggressive to the point where kids were going to get hurt.

They didn't try a zero tolerance approach and call the police and have the kids charged with assault. They just suspended tag long enough to get their teachers on top of the problem.

I'd have rather they just disciplined the particular kids that were causing the problem, but it sounds like the problem was widespread enough that their approach is reasonable.

30 posted on 04/15/2008 2:44:11 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: untrained skeptic
there are other ways to handle unruly kids or kids that go too far than to prohibit a game, even temporarily. Studying the problem isn't the solution. Discipline the problem kids. Simple.
31 posted on 04/15/2008 5:47:42 PM PDT by Proverbs 3-5
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