|Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):|
but as it's a mere law suit avoidance technique it's
Probably the most telling line from the article:
Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe
Sorry Gaylene, recess is a time when kids get to be kids, seems someone has lost sight of that.
|Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):|
if not then we're going to have a generation of children who won't be able to cope with real life.
Unfortunately we've already got it, and those 'children' have become adults intent on passing their lack of self responsibility on to their kids. While the school admin is at fault for bowing to this kind of nonsense, the impetus for this lies in the staggering number of law suits filed against schools on a routine basis. While most are without merit, dealing with them costs time and money, both of which are usually in short supply in any district. When/how did my generation develop the mentality that if my little Johnny gets a scrape on the playground, that's not 'normal', and I deserve compensation?