Shadowknight: Before anyone tries to blame this on being some touchy-feeling, liberal thing, it's Grand Rapids, MI area. Incredibly right leaning on that side of the state. In addition, I'm a libby lib from the east side of the state and think this is completely stupid.
devildog123: Shadowknight: Before anyone tries to blame this on being some touchy-feeling, liberal thing, it's Grand Rapids, MI area. Incredibly right leaning on that side of the state. In addition, I'm a libby lib from the east side of the state and think this is completely stupid.Yeah, because even in Red Statestm, teachers are known for their right wing tendencies., Especially Kindergarten teachers. How do NEA political contributions tend to go again?Anyway, this is retarded.
bigworld2000: Don't ban the tag
skozlaw: bigworld2000: Don't ban the tagThey didn't, the school just has poor communications skills.The kids were rough-housing too much, they stopped it and explained how to interact appropriately, now they're monitoring for continued inappropriate behavior.But one whiny attention whore ran straight to the media instead of seeking clarification from the school so here we are.
Agrees with the school's new policy:
berylman: Kids have gone feral. Best advice: Stay the Fark away.
bighairyguy: And the push-back to free-range child rearing begins.
bighairyguy: Running around outside? The horror! Get back inside and play violent video games, you're behind on your hours quota for GTA5.
GreenSun: Yeah we're on the right track. The more we don't allow kids to get hurt, the more pussified they become. The more pussified they are, the easier are they to manipulate. When they grow up, they won't be able to stand up for themselves and fight for their rights. Companies will start lowering their wages and they will be too terrified to speak up. Then the government will slowly take away their rights and all they could do is say "Well, somebody else will fix this for us!"What a disgusting future.
"Our concerns are based out of care and safety for each child," they wrote. "Yesterday we took the entire kindergarten group and modeled the correct expectations for appropriate recess behavior and demonstrated examples of safe, fun play."
skozlaw: bigworld2000: Don't ban the tagThey didn't, the school just has poor communications skills.
Confabulat: The photo in that article is a mockery of a real playground. Where do you go to mope on the swings?
skozlaw: No, they didn't. The kids were playing too roughly and they stopped it. The same thing happened when I was in school during the age of dinosaurs. It was also the same when all of you were in school.But, whatever. It's hard to feel like you're waaaaay tougher than kindergartners today when you have to work with facts like that.
AndreMA: Did they also miscommunicate the ban on "running in packs" which is an integral part of tag?
skozlaw: AndreMA: Did they also miscommunicate the ban on "running in packs" which is an integral part of tag?You people desperately need to fine tune your bullshiat detectors, so that when someone like submitter posts bullshiat like this you can sniff it out and do 5 seconds of your own work to get the real story.ONE teacher sent home a letter without telling anybody else. The school clarified after ONE parent ran to the media crying about it. ZERO parents complained to the school.There is no ban on tag at this school. The kids were roughhousing too much and now the teachers are monitoring them to make sure they're playing appropriately.You people are gullible mooks and Drew and the admins play you like a fiddle.
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