School District Bans “Tag” Over Emotional Well-Being of Students

School District Bans “Tag” Over Emotional Well-Being of Students

The liberals who have taken over our education system continue to try to build the most wussified generation of Americans ever. The latest example? A school district has banned the game of “tag”, citing students’ “emotional well-being”.

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What have our schools become when administrators ban the game of tag over the emotional well-being of kids? Well, a laughing stock.

But that hasn’t stopped the Mercer Island School District from banning the harmless game without even consulting parents.

The school district’s communications director Macy Grade, in an email, told Q13 that the “rationale behind this [ban] is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.”

Emotional safety? Are kids such wimps that they become traumatized while chased in a game they volunteer to play? Or is that the hyper-sensitive, hyper-protective school district feels the need to protect students from made up dangers to justify their paychecks?

They also address physical safety, wanting kids to “keep their hands to themselves.” After all, a pat on the back in a voluntary game of tag might … make you mildly uncomfortable?

… 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.

The only difference I can find behind this kind of hypocrisy is that they charge students $190 per sport in order to participate (this fee was recently raised $15 – perhaps that will go to counseling for the players – they likely will suffer emotional damage from all the rough play, right?). Or perhaps the school can’t charge $190 for tag, so they’ll ban it.

So kids can pay hundreds of dollars to violently tackle each other in a game of football, but they can’t play tag, for fear that it will just hurt their poor little feelings so badly. Either way, it sure does make you scared for what this coddled generation of spoiled, over-protected kids will turn out to be like.

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