Thursday, August 30, 2007


They've banned Tag in Colorado- you know, the game where "you're it" and then the slow kids get laughed at because they can't catch up to anyone fast enough to tag them back? Oh good memories...

All joking aside,
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.

"It causes a lot of conflict on the playground," said Cindy Fesgen, assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school.

Running games are still allowed as long as students don't chase each other, she said.

Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban but most parents and children didn't object.

In 2005, two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. School officials said the move encouraged more students to play games and helped reduce playground squabbles.
Do you think these children were complaining, or perhaps, their parents? running, no hugging, no tag... Let's just BAN ALL FUN from school!

I suppose I'm not as upset about TAG, since it is pretty meaningless and torturesome to the slow chunky kids who like to read, or the little girls who would rather gossip about their new lipgloss on the tires. But, does that mean Duck-Duck-Goose is out too? Now that is something we could consider suing the school for!

1 comment:

RichS said...

We are becoming a nation of wusses