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  • No Running, No Jumping: The War Against Boys in Our Schools

    08/20/2003 8:02:38 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 44 replies · 860+ views
    WorthyNews ^ | 7/7-26-2000 | Charles W. Colson
    By Charles W. Colson Commentary from BreakPoint The Cleveland Avenue School in Atlanta has all the amenities you would expect a new school to have: computer equipment, an up-to-date library, and modern classrooms. It has everything except a playground. No, it wasn't an oversight. It was designed that way, in order to make little boys behave more like little girls. And it's part of a trend. In 1998, Atlanta eliminated recess in its elementary schools. Other cities, like Philadelphia, retained something called recess, but it bears little resemblance to the unstructured play time most of us enjoyed as kids. Why?...