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    Default Oh My Lord - Tagless Tag Games

    My son's elementary school has a new recess rule this year.

    No running.

    No touching.

    They even had a lesson on how to play tag without running or touching each other, in which they "air tag" one another, as in you almost touch the person but don't touch them and yell out "tag, you're it".

    This is of course only when the child encounters the utter joy of being able to "walk" faster than the other kid and be able to catch up to them and tag them.

    I wish I was kidding you guys, but I am not.

    I told my son to "just ignore it, if you are running and playing tag with your friends, and get called to the Principal's office, believe me son, that is one meeting with the Principal I would love to attend."

    How stupid can we get?
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    i know you said you weren't kidding. But please tell me you were kidding about that.

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    Oh no my Canadian friend, you just read about the keen American educational system in action. They can't read, write, or calculate simple math, but by God no one will get hurt during recess!

    BTW, saw your brothers from Canada in concert last night. As always, Geddy, Alex and Neil did not disappoint. Makes up for Bieber and Celine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Oh no my Canadian friend, you just read about the keen American educational system in action. They can't read, write, or calculate simple math, but by God no one will get hurt during recess!

    BTW, saw your brothers from Canada in concert last night. As always, Geddy, Alex and Neil did not disappoint. Makes up for Bieber and Celine.
    yeah, just saw a nice interview with Geddy on CBC up here. Gotta remember to post it in the Rush thread when I see it online.

    If the kids aren't gonna run around during recess then I'm kind of confused as to why you send them out at all. Isn't the whole point of recess for little kids so they can go outside and burn off some of their excess energy?

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    but if we do that, then we can't call them ADHD and make the pharmaceuticals tons of money or complain when they become obese and point our fingers at McDonalds and tell them to take the toys out of the happy meals...

    get your priorities straight! healthy kids are bad for America...

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    yeah, just saw a nice interview with Geddy on CBC up here. Gotta remember to post it in the Rush thread when I see it online.

    If the kids aren't gonna run around during recess then I'm kind of confused as to why you send them out at all. Isn't the whole point of recess for little kids so they can go outside and burn off some of their excess energy?
    That kind of common sense thinking is discouraged in America version 2012, keep that shit in Canada. This once great country is now being run by attorneys and lobbyists, many of whom believe that we can remove all risk from life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    That kind of common sense thinking is discouraged in America version 2012, keep that shit in Canada. This once great country is now being run by attorneys and lobbyists, many of whom believe that we can remove all risk from life.
    reminds me of a story we had up here last year when a principal tried to ban soccer balls (and other "hard" balls) from a Toronto school during recess after a kid got hurt by one. Well that ban lasted about a week when all of the other parents responded with "are you out of your friggin mind?"

    I get being careful (my wife is a teacher and I hear all kinds of stuff) but this isn't hard. You put a couple of teachers out on duty during recess and if kids are doing something dangerous you tell them not to. It's not rocket science.

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    A good friend of my wife is a teacher in 2nd grade. She has four children who speak zero English. I mean zero.

    So, instead of maybe making it a priority among the school and parents to teach the children English, it was decided that the teacher should learn Spanish instead.

    These little micro issues are why I think as a country we are on the way down. These are just simple common sense items, and we can't even get those right. How in the hell are we going to fix the tough problems?

    Quick answer, we're not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    A good friend of my wife is a teacher in 2nd grade. She has four children who speak zero English. I mean zero.

    So, instead of maybe making it a priority among the school and parents to teach the children English, it was decided that the teacher should learn Spanish instead.

    These little micro issues are why I think as a country we are on the way down. These are just simple common sense items, and we can't even get those right. How in the hell are we going to fix the tough problems?

    Quick answer, we're not.
    the teacher was told to learn Spanish?

    I understand having kids who might not speak English (I'm gonna make the mistake of assuming these are new immigrants to the country). But they're kids. They'll pick up the language in no time if you just speak to them only in English and more importantly the parents reinforce this at home. My wife will often get the odd kid from another country (be it from South America or the Philippines or wherever) and the kids will be speaking English in no time because all of the other kids only speak English. Kids adapt quick.

    A lot of this is just about the parents. Sadly some don't care enough to get their kids to learn. My wife gets a lot of this from Mexican parents who seem completed disinterested in having their kids learn anything so the kids fall behind. The kids from the Philippines on the other hand seem to be overly interested in getting their kids up to speed and ask for any extra resources she might be able to give them.

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    My mom has been a teacher at the same school for the past 12 years. For the first 5 years, her school was in 1st place for the amount of kids who know how to speak english.

    Fast forward 7 years..

    Her school is now dead LAST for kids knowing how to speak english. Why? Almost half of the schools student population are students who are illegal or have illegal parents.

    The solution:

    Instead of bringing in a dedicated, certified teacher to help these kids with the transition from spanish to english, the school district made it mandatory for ALL teachers to learn spanish. It wouldnt surprise me if they start making the students and the teachers recite the mexican national anthem after a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Boxer 9901 View Post
    Instead of bringing in a dedicated, certified teacher to help these kids with the transition from spanish to english, the school district made it mandatory for ALL teachers to learn spanish. It wouldnt surprise me if they start making the students and the teachers recite the mexican national anthem after a while.
    Yeah, we're just giving our country away. Had that one fellow in another thread saying he was sick of hearing our national anthem - maybe he'll like the Mexican one more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Yeah, we're just giving our country away. Had that one fellow in another thread saying he was sick of hearing our national anthem - maybe he'll the Mexican one more...
    who said that? One of the things I most love about your country is the pride you guys show when your anthem is played. Although I've notice that slipping in recent trips to the States.

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