Nanny State – No More Tag at School in McLean

This has happened before and it will happen again. Playing tag at school is just one of those physical activities that are too “aggressive”. Idiots. Pee-Wee football is pretty darn aggressive and since some kids loose, maybe we need to ditch that too.

We are breeding and educating a bunch of sheep. Just hope that there are enough sheepdogs to take care of everyone.

Malkin’s comment

The public schools are breeding a generation of bubble-wrapped ninnies who can’t do math, are terrorized by the honor roll, and prance around peace trees while the children of jihad perform preschool suicide bomber training exercises.

With all that in mind, here is your reason number 99,995,432 to homeschool, via the WaPo:

Original article excerpt from Washington Post…

A playground pastime is getting a timeout this spring at a McLean elementary school.

Robyn Hooker, principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School, has told students they may no longer play tag during recess after determining that the game of chasing, dodging and yelling “You’re it!” had gotten out of hand. Hooker explained to parents in a letter this month that tag had become a game “of intense aggression.”

The principal said that her goal is to keep students safe and that she hopes to restore tag (as well as touch football, also now on hold) after teachers and administrators review recess policies.

The decision has touched off a debate among parents. Some call the restriction an example of overzealous rulemaking that fails to address root problems and undermines children’s development; others say it’s best to err on the side of caution.

“We are regulating the fun out of normal childhood activity,” said Jan van Tol, father of a Kent Gardens sixth-grader. “In our effort to be so overprotective, we are not letting children be children.”

So, are your kids going to grow up as sheep, or a sheepdog?