Thursday, January 11, 2007

No Tag For You!

Banning Tag
by Donald J. Trump

I know we're a lawsuit-happy society, but now I've heard everything. Some schools throughout the country are forbidding kids to play games like "tag" - anything that has them running around - because the kids might get hurt on the playground. And if the kids get hurt, their parents might turn around and sue the school for endangering their children. This is ridiculous. Kids have to be kids. They can't just sit at their desks all day with their hands folded, looking at the blackboard. When they go out to recess, children have to be allowed to run around and relax. They have to be able to get all that excess energy out of their system or they aren't going to learn anything when they go back inside. I can't believe schools are wasting their time even thinking about things like this. Forget the pushy parents. Forget the threat of lawsuits. Let the kids go out and play.

This is crazy stuff. Some of my best memories of my childhood friend are playing tag. Is banning tag just another way of taking responsibility away from teachers? So that they can take longer cigarette breaks. School Says Game of Tag Is Out an article from FOX News goes a little deeper into the topic.
What do you think?
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lissa said...

I am the mom to a hyper 8 year old who does not have him on ADHD medication. We do encourage lots of outside play and a good diet. If he does not get enough exercise, he cannot concentrate. Taking a child's play time away will only cause fidgety children to become more disruptive to the classroom.

Tam said...

I don't have any kids, but when I heard about this I was shocked. It's tag people, not bring your favorite loaded weapon to class day.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I can't believe that. That is ridiculous!

Jeff Herz - My View of the World said...

I could not agree more. This is one of the most idiotic things I have ever seen, and what is worse is the parents who consider suing the schools because their child got hurt playing.

Absolutely ridiculous

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