Tom_Slick: 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.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.
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...
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.
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...
berylman: Kids have gone feral. Best advice: Stay the Fark away.
FloydA: I don't know. I bet I could beat one up if it was a fair fight.
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.
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.
vodka: When I was in middle school they banned "murder ball". So we called it "dodge ball" and kept on playing.
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.
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