Reading the local paper this morning, I came across this little tidbit.
It seems that Willett Elementary School (in Attleboro, MA) has outlawed tag at recess. That’s right, no more tag! Oh, also: flag football or any other sort of contact activity. It seems that the kids may get hurt…. We wouldn’t want little Timmy to get a boo-boo now, would we?
Now, the article did say “unsupervised” play…but it also said the ban was for recess. Do they not supervise recess? Wouldn’t that be a bigger red flag for the a&*hole lawyers and insurance companies: no supervision, rather than kids playing? Hmmm.
I’m asking anyone who believes in tag, kids playing, recess, or fighting plain stupidity to send your opinion to Principal Heppe. Please be polite and reasonable, but let her know that she’s part of the problem. You can send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org