Skip to comments.Maryland school district outlaws hugging, homemade food, pushing kids on swings (St Marys County)
Posted on 03/19/2013 5:26:13 PM PDT by markomalley
The public education system in Maryland has officially gone off the deep end.
The Old Line State where kids have been suspended for making guns with their fingers and with toaster pastries now boasts a school district that prohibits hugging and homemade food in public elementary schools for anyone except a parents own children.
Parents must also register to enter the playground and they cant push anyone except their own kids on the swings.
The Enterprise, a member of Southern Maryland Newspapers, has the story.
Officials with St. Marys County Public Schools say the new rules are necessary to provide a generally safe environment.
A committee composed of parents and elementary school principals created the regulations after a handful of meetings last year. Other new rules include a ban on ad-hoc parent-teacher conferences. The distribution of birthday invitations on school grounds is also now verboten.
Were not violating anybodys rights, Superintendent Michael Martirano told The Enterprise.
We think its the right balance between safety and parental involvement, Kelly Hall, a school district official, explained to The Enterprise.
At the same time, parents were expressing some concerns, Hall added.
It is sad that it needs to be done for the safety of our children, parent Sherry Whittles told The Enterprise. Whittles added that she agrees with the new rules.
I think this is horrible, school board member Cathy Allen opined to The Enterprise. Elements of this are going to decrease parent involvement.
For whatever reason, Maryland has been ground zero for school districts propounding goofy laws lately. Until now, though, those laws seem to have been limited to restricting things that represent guns but arent actually anything like real guns.
At Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, a six-year-old boy was suspended for making the universal kid sign for a gun, pointing at another student and saying pow. (RELATED: Pow! Youre suspended, kid)
A second-grader in Baltimore was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped a strawberry, pre-baked toaster pastry into something resembling a gun. (RELATED: Second-grader suspended for breakfast pastry)
In response to the infamous breakfast pastry incident, a Maryland state senator has crafted a bill to curb the zeal of public school officials who are tempted to suspend students as young as kindergarten for having things or eating things that arent actually anything like real guns. (RELATED: Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act proposed in Maryland)
But I’ll bet their introduction to sodomy and birth control will not suffer.
St Killjoy’s Pubic Screw-holes....
And they wonder why homeschooling is on the rise.....
theez peeple last not less than 2 minutes in my kid daze when we sharpened sticks in the rough concrete sidewalks in 2nd grade to make shore our sticks were sharp enuf when we tooked on those 3rd graders.
Such as they are.
The free choice of totalitarian control, down to the tiniest minutiae of daily life.
I don' t even have a proper word for it.
Glad I grew up back in the 50s, back before all this PC crap. Kids were allowed to enjoy themselves and have fun.
C. S. Lewis coined it pretty well. See my FR homepage for the quotation.
The nation isn't lost because of a few **** ***** in the east coast.
My grandkids are in Colorado, I just found out they have to wear helmets in PE. When they play anything involving a ball it is a Nurf ball, they are NOT allowed to run at recess, they can play tag but must just walk and only use one finger to tag the other person on the shoulder only.
I am pleased to say, when they were telling me this they were laughing so hard because of how stupid the school was.
(Oh, and they can not stand Mickey obama because they said the lunches are so bad, they hardly ever eat them (no they must buy lunch))
I loath teachers unions and all that entails......we must get kids in home schools and the feds out of our lives.
It's more of a phrase. "Tyranny of the majority." or "Mob rule." will do.
That’s the result of having a marxist in the governor’s house and his minions running the state legislature.
I left Baltimore in 1966 and never lived there again. We had sane and competent teachers, principles and school administrators.
Today the insane rule.
there is great wisdom in a man that finds culture in the bottom of his yogurt cup
i think it would send an awesome message if people just stopped sending kids to public schools altogether. just knock all this pc, anti-boy, anti-competition, anti-thinking, zero tolerance bullcrap off. if nobody went, they’d have nobody to wreck.
imagine a usa without any public schools. we’d be so, so much better off, on the whole.
Thanks. Usually either Lewis or Chesterton nails it.
This is the correct answer. And we'd all be better off.
It always amazes me that people who went to school advocate school. Its value is very limited.
St Mary’s County was very remote and rural until fairly recently when the US Navy transferred thousands of its personnel from Northern VA to the Patuxent Naval Air base.
That influx would dramatically affect the county’s demographic, but I’d never have suspected the change would be in this direction. A few decades ago St Mary’s seemed heavily populated with genuine Amish farmers.
is that you not to step on any totes or barge in