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Welcome To Robert Fisk Elementary School: Just when you think the public school system can’t get any sillier

“The principal of Franklin Elementary School in Santa Monica became “it” when she banned the children’s game of tag–for reasons that included issues of self-esteem–from the playground late last month.

…”This is all based on safety,” said Samarge, also in her third year as school principal. “It has nothing to do with anything else except to reduce injuries for the kids.”

“But there was that statement in the school newsletter that seemed to trigger the debate. In the third paragraph of an article titled “Safety on the Playground,” the piece reads: “The running part of this activity is healthy and encouraged; however, in this game, there is a ‘victim’ or ‘It,’ which creates a self-esteem issue. The oldest or biggest child usually dominates.”

First they said dodge ball was too rough, then “Cowboys and Indians” wasn’t permissible because children were pretending to shoot each other, and now it’s tag. I guess the kids are supposed to just sit around by themselves and color Captain Planet coloring books at recess since apparently every normal game that kids enjoy playing has been deemed “dangerous” or “damaging to their self-esteem.” It just boggles the mind to think that there are PC toadies out there on a playground, watching kids play tag, and thinking “Oh no! That child is being victimized! This game has got to be banned for the sake of that child’s self-esteem!” How did America end up producing so many politically correct ninnies and how did they end up in charge of our public school system?

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