As we’ve said before, we could not possibly make this up.
It’s hard for me to believe, but the public high school my son attends in the politically-correct SF Bay Area actually has them play dodge ball on rainy days. I love it.
Well, you know, if you let them get away with playing tag like this, someday these kids might grow up to reject their liberal indoctrination and turn into conservatives. Can’t have that.
Tag is out but football is in...
Are you series?(sarcasm off). While they are at, ban recess too.
After reading the article, this seem to be about teachers lacking the ability, for one reason or another, to supervise the playground. Very disturbing as kids have always done the things complained about in the article.
It got out of hand because of failure to teach.
Group punishment is so much easier to mete out than confronting a few rowdy brats directly. I think this is taught as a basic tenet of getting a PhD in Education.
I guess its a given that “Smear the Queer” has been banned as well.
"This is not the old-fashioned tag, where you could use two fingers and you would be it and move on to someone else," Hooker said. The game has become much more aggressive, she said, and involves grabbing people who do not necessarily know they are playing and possibly bumping them to the ground. "They pile on each other. (Sometimes) they call it 'jailhouse' or 'jailbreak,"' because the child has to break out, she said.
tag will be restored as their behavior improves.
I know it's fun to find everything public schools do wrong, however, if it happened to be your own child who was being grabbed, thrown to the ground and piled on, when they were not even playing tag, I suspect you would be saying the school was allowing kids to run wild. I suspect there were parent complaints.
Maybe they should have paintball wars instead.
This is all part of the Marxist plan to make little boys into weenie men.
I remember way back when I was in grade school, we played dodge ball, team ball, and so on. But there was always a school staff member out there observing us during recess. When kids got too rough, they would step in and rectify the problem. What ever happened to that?