“The Mercer Island School District and school teams have recently revisited expectations for student behavior to address student safety,” the district said in a statement to local news station Q13Fox. “This means while at play, especially during recess and unstructured time, students are expected to keep their hands to themselves. The rationale behind this is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.”
There seems to be a terror in the minds of school administrators that a student might hear the name Jesus spoken as anything but a cuss word. And now they think not playing tag is going to make it all better? It’s not going to make it better, but worse, they will never tire of trying to make it better. Who knows what the next grand idea will be to fix your child, or save him from “physical and emotional safety”. I can remember going to school. And I can remember playing tag. And I can remember cruel words from my teachers and abuse from bullies. But none of it happened while playing tag. Oh no. It happened every single time in the class room. I personally wouldn’t wish the Hell that is public school on my worst enemy.