School Bans Tag

A school in Boston (not far from my home) has banned tag, touch football, and other chase games for fear of the kids getting hurt during recess and suing the school. This means that these kids have next to no chance of actually learning anything during recess. A common misconception is that kids don’t ever learn anything during recess, but this is when social skills develop, and if they aren’t allowed to make mistakes and learn from them, how will they learn the lessons not taught in school? This is just one more way we are becoming more and more sheltered, moving closer and closer to a ‘utopia’ like presented in The Giver and other such stories. Way to go, Boston.

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2 Responses to “School Bans Tag”


  1. 1 der Anders October 23, 2006 @ ~6 pm at ~6 pm

    also, there will be no physical excercise…
    even better! they might sue the school for that too.

    pardon an ignorant swede, but who the hell sues anyone if you have hurt yourself?

  2. 2 Zib Redlektab October 23, 2006 @ ~7 pm at ~7 pm

    The thinking behind it is that the school should be supervising the kids, and if the kids get hurt, the school is at fault. Welcome to America, where you can sue a resteraunt for serving you coffee that’s too hot and win thousands of dollars.


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