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2013-10-06 10:49:09 AM
And this is why one day a foreign power will invade and take over our nation, because we are raising generations of wimps.
 
2013-10-06 10:49:14 AM

Tom_Slick: skozlaw: bigworld2000: Don't ban the tag

They 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.

What really happened was the one kid who used the game as an excuse to beat up other kids, went home and cried to his parents that he couldn't "Play Tag" anymore, because he couldn't use it as an excuse to beat up on other kids anymore, and the parents contacted the media because their little angel would never use a game as an excuse to harm other children.


This.
 
2013-10-06 11:15:14 AM
When I was in school we'd run around at recess pretending that our teachers had been replaced by aliens and we had to kill the aliens to prevent them from taking over the Earth. Man that was fun.
Now that's probably banned for "inciting violence".
 
2013-10-06 11:29:31 AM
This is what happens when you let lawyers free in a society.

Always happens in these three steps:

Fun is located.
People who have fun are sued.
All fun is outlawed to prevent lawsuits.

The solution is to ban or limit the caste of lawyers and regularly excise the law books of excess legislation.
 
2013-10-06 11:37:12 AM
Good

One step closer to my master plan for mandatory shock collars
 
2013-10-06 12:24:27 PM
Pulled my 6th grader out of a school last year that 1) had an extreme number of ADHD children all in the same class 2) decided that the best way to punish the children who could/would not behave was to make them sit out their whopping 20 mins of recess as punishment and then 3) wondered why the class could not make proficient scores on their annual reading and math exams (with the exception of MY son who missed only one question on the entire test.)  Reason I pulled him?  I was afraid the stupidity of the adults in question was contagious and decided we were better off in a district that knew WTF they were doing rather than the small school full of fail!

IF kids are misbehaving at that level...don't make them be still and extra 20 mins a day, make them run LAPS. You'll see a child that "can't sit still" learn how to keep his ass in a chair if he's nice and tired.
 
2013-10-06 12:24:44 PM
Our elementary school doesn't allow "chase games" in the yard, either ... the paved, road-rash-your-face-when-you-fall yard. Kids still find a way to break their arms and smash teeth and draw blood. I don't think any parents have complained about the rule. And we parents grew up with freaking LAWN DARTS, fer God's sake. How did we not skewer each other by the millions...

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2013-10-06 12:46:23 PM
Thank you skozlaw for your update of the actual situation.

They didn't, the school just has "http://www.woodtv.com/news/local/ottawa-county/letter-enforces-no-tag -policy-at-zeeland-elementary-school".

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.


I was just getting ready for an epic rant about how our kids are being turned into vegetables when I spotted your link. Tag isn't banned, it's just that inappropriately violent behavior during the game is.

(Sigh.) No need for a rant now.
 
2013-10-06 12:56:10 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: 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.

I'm (partially) Dutch, and have some "Christian Reformed" relatives there. From what I've seen, I'm thinking most of the the political & religious nutjobs from the Netherlands mass-migrated to that state back in the 1800's....

/ may explain why the Netherlands has a reputation for being tolerant; everyone that wasn't moved over to the US...


Allow me to be surprised as usual that a country who codifies freedom of religion in their founding document has a lot of super religious people in it.
 
2013-10-06 12:59:44 PM

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.


I don't know.  I bet I could beat one up if it was a fair fight.
 
2013-10-06 01:58:34 PM
Tragedy today, as former President Gerald Ford was eaten by kindergartners. He was delicious.
 
2013-10-06 02:08:07 PM

StopLurkListen: Our elementary school doesn't allow "chase games" in the yard, either ... the paved, road-rash-your-face-when-you-fall yard. Kids still find a way to break their arms and smash teeth and draw blood. I don't think any parents have complained about the rule. And we parents grew up with freaking LAWN DARTS, fer God's sake. How did we not skewer each other by the millions...


Although lawn dart related brain damage would explain congress.
 
2013-10-06 02:12:30 PM

berylman: Kids have gone feral.  Best advice: Stay the Fark away.


Double tap.
 
2013-10-06 02:20:04 PM

FloydA: I don't know. I bet I could beat one up if it was a fair fight.


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2013-10-06 02:26:49 PM
Sadly, the Jerry Springer/Walmart/Big Gulp generation is out-breeding the normal kids of yesteryear.  Speaking as a public school teacher, I advocate banning all academics and focus on how not to be a POS-bucket-of-pus like 90% of the parents whose savage spawn dominate our public classrooms.  The rapture/bird flu/zombie apocalypse can't some soon enough to thin our farking herd.
 
2013-10-06 05:23:24 PM
GET PIGGY!
 
2013-10-06 10:50:20 PM
When I was in middle school they banned "murder ball".  So we called it "dodge ball" and kept on playing.
 
2013-10-07 06:52:29 AM

FloydA: 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.

I don't know.  I bet I could beat one up if it was a fair fight.




cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-07 06:53:57 AM

OothaWatha: Sadly, the Jerry Springer/Walmart/Big Gulp generation is out-breeding the normal kids of yesteryear.  Speaking as a public school teacher, I advocate banning all academics and focus on how not to be a POS-bucket-of-pus like 90% of the parents whose savage spawn dominate our public classrooms.  The rapture/bird flu/zombie apocalypse can't some soon enough to thin our farking herd.


Can't some soon enough, indeed.
 
2013-10-07 09:17:49 AM

vodka: When I was in middle school they banned "murder ball".  So we called it "dodge ball" and kept on playing.


Our sadistic gym teacher had a game called "rabbit" where he would pick out a kid he didn't like and had him run back and forth like an arcade shooting game and everyone else threw dodge balls at him.
It was cool when he picked a kid with glasses and the glasses would go flying off with a good head shot.
 
2013-10-07 09:37:39 AM

Deep Contact: vodka: When I was in middle school they banned "murder ball".  So we called it "dodge ball" and kept on playing.

Our sadistic gym teacher had a game called "rabbit" where he would pick out a kid he didn't like and had him run back and forth like an arcade shooting game and everyone else threw dodge balls at him.
It was cool when he picked a kid with glasses and the glasses would go flying off with a good head shot.




We had "A"s up for that.
 
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