Children Regulated on Playgrounds

Saturday, September 26, 2015
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A Washington school bans the game of tag to ensure the “physical and emotional safety” of students. Folks in the media can’t seem to understand why “safety” is a consideration, yet the kids are being encouraged to play the school’s rough-and-tumble team sports.

Of course, the ban doesn’t make a lick of sense, particularly in the context of what other activities the school offers.

The school promotes competitive sports like football, which is like tag only instead of gently tagging someone and saying “you’re it,” students will viciously tackle their opponents. Further, the school also provides for wrestling; again, considerably more violent and dangerous than a game of tag.

Why is this hard to understand? It’s not about physical safety, at all. It’s all about constructing sanitized, controlled environments and a supervised diversity lab for children. Spontaneous play is not quota-driven; it is not “diverse & inclusive” per some predetermined, bureaucratic decree; and it does not conform to regulated behavior.

Child’s play is impromptu and unforced, and children will innately appoint natural leaders and establish a hierarchy system that governs their play, without regards to color, gender, or sexual orientation. Unpremeditated, voluntary play also does not establish politically-correct rules for opting in or out. This is not acceptable in these dark ages of government schooling.

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