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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Why not just ban recess?

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Home-schooling is the answer. No more school/govt liability.

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    We just started home schooling our kids last week. It's awesome. We realized our son, who tests out in the 95th percentile of every subject, isn't as good at Math as we thought. Why? Because when he messes a problem up his teachers would allow him to correct it instead of giving him the grade he earned. Sure, he scores well on the standardized test. However, his teachers are cheating him by essentially giving him the answer so his grades stay up. All to keep their numbers up lest they be fired and can't provide for their families. I don't blame them. I blame the system that forces that behavior.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    meh its not that bad of an idea! In the winter when we had to play on the playgrounds we were only allowed to play footy with tennis balls because a full size ball would break windows and potentially smash someone in the face who wasn't playing.
    That is so gay I don't know where to begin. Most US schools have plexiglass windows. Even when I was in school it was damn hard to break a school window glass or plexiglass. In gym we got hit in the face with basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and the red ones we used for bombardment, kickball and dodgeball. We lived. We learned to get out of the way and or hand eye improved. Of course the schools were not worried about parents suing if little wonder child scraped a knee or stubbed a toe. Children would get hurt because we were children and did stupid things. It's part of growing up into an adult.

    It's sickening what is happening. We are raising a whiney generation of pathetic individuals who think no one wins or loses. Don't understand competition. Know why Tina has two mommys but can't balance a freaking check book and think speaking ebonics and wearing your pants around your ass is acceptable.

    Stupid all around.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    We just started home schooling our kids last week. It's awesome. We realized our son, who tests out in the 95th percentile of every subject, isn't as good at Math as we thought. Why? Because when he messes a problem up his teachers would allow him to correct it instead of giving him the grade he earned. Sure, he scores well on the standardized test. However, his teachers are cheating him by essentially giving him the answer so his grades stay up. All to keep their numbers up lest they be fired and can't provide for their families. I don't blame them. I blame the system that forces that behavior.
    Our daughter went to parochial schools and our granddaughter is home schooled. Best idea.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    We just started home schooling our kids last week. It's awesome. We realized our son, who tests out in the 95th percentile of every subject, isn't as good at Math as we thought. Why? Because when he messes a problem up his teachers would allow him to correct it instead of giving him the grade he earned. Sure, he scores well on the standardized test. However, his teachers are cheating him by essentially giving him the answer so his grades stay up. All to keep their numbers up lest they be fired and can't provide for their families. I don't blame them. I blame the system that forces that behavior.
    Nonsense. If your son isn't as good at math as you thought, then it's because you thought more highly of his abilities than he had. It has nothing to do with the teacher giving him the opportunity to learn from his mistakes. I'm sorry, but your entire premise is ridiculous. How does simply marking the response wrong and ignoring it going forward improve his ability to do math? That doesn't make any sense at all. Furthermore, I have very serious doubts the child gets to retake questions on the standardized test, meaning the score he gets on that test is based off his initial answers.

    Giving the child the opportunity to see where the error was and correct it provides the student the ability to not only learn from the mistake but to understand the logic behind the problem as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    That is so gay I don't know where to begin. Most US schools have plexiglass windows. Even when I was in school it was damn hard to break a school window glass or plexiglass. In gym we got hit in the face with basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and the red ones we used for bombardment, kickball and dodgeball. We lived. We learned to get out of the way and or hand eye improved. Of course the schools were not worried about parents suing if little wonder child scraped a knee or stubbed a toe. Children would get hurt because we were children and did stupid things. It's part of growing up into an adult.

    It's sickening what is happening. We are raising a whiney generation of pathetic individuals who think no one wins or loses. Don't understand competition. Know why Tina has two mommys but can't balance a freaking check book and think speaking ebonics and wearing your pants around your ass is acceptable.

    Stupid all around.
    Did you read the article?

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You must not know any homeschoolers. I do, and they have a different mentality.
    First of all, you are stereotyping. People homeschool for many different reasons. And there is no more a set type of homeschooler than there is a person who sends their child to public school

    Second, your premise seemed to be that people should homeschool their children so that there was no school for their child to go to to have liability concerns. That would put more people doing homeschool, and more chance that someone would be willing to sue someone else for their child being hurt at home.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    That is so gay I don't know where to begin. Most US schools have plexiglass windows. Even when I was in school it was damn hard to break a school window glass or plexiglass. In gym we got hit in the face with basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and the red ones we used for bombardment, kickball and dodgeball. We lived. We learned to get out of the way and or hand eye improved. Of course the schools were not worried about parents suing if little wonder child scraped a knee or stubbed a toe. Children would get hurt because we were children and did stupid things. It's part of growing up into an adult.

    It's sickening what is happening. We are raising a whiney generation of pathetic individuals who think no one wins or loses. Don't understand competition. Know why Tina has two mommys but can't balance a freaking check book and think speaking ebonics and wearing your pants around your ass is acceptable.

    Stupid all around.
    ok...

    1. Our schools don't have plexiglass and windows did used to break so it was a relevant concern.
    2. We also got hit in the face with footballs but it wasn't us the schools were worried about. It was the hundreds of other kids ( mostly girls) who didn't want to get hit in the face with a ball. ( helps if you read the post)
    3. Chill out you sounds like a miserable old man.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Nonsense. If your son isn't as good at math as you thought, then it's because you thought more highly of his abilities than he had. It has nothing to do with the teacher giving him the opportunity to learn from his mistakes. I'm sorry, but your entire premise is ridiculous. How does simply marking the response wrong and ignoring it going forward improve his ability to do math? That doesn't make any sense at all.

    Giving the child the opportunity to see where the error was and correct it provides the student the ability to not only learn from the mistake but to understand the logic behind the problem as well.

    Did you read the article?
    I am not talking about just the article. It is a general statement based on when I was a teacher at the YMCA and what I observed at the Chicago public schools while contracted to the school board for IT.

    We were playing or I had the kids playing dodge ball. It was outlawed a week later. As was football (touch) and other ball related gym and outdoor games where there was a chance of injury. The list goes on and on. It is to the point where again it is just stupid. Far to many parents are not being parents and blame the schools for everything, and in the end the schools and children pay the price.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    ok...

    1. Our schools don't have plexiglass and windows did used to break so it was a relevant concern.
    2. We also got hit in the face with footballs but it wasn't us the schools were worried about. It was the hundreds of other kids ( mostly girls) who didn't want to get hit in the face with a ball. ( helps if you read the post)
    3. Chill out you sounds like a miserable old man.
    We are not in England. Your position is irrelevant and has no bearing at all.

    Girls got hit in the face as well. So what? Welcome to middle school.

    Personal attacks? Thanks for bringing down the intelligence level.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    First of all, you are stereotyping. People homeschool for many different reasons. And there is no more a set type of homeschooler than there is a person who sends their child to public school

    Second, your premise seemed to be that people should homeschool their children so that there was no school for their child to go to to have liability concerns. That would put more people doing homeschool, and more chance that someone would be willing to sue someone else for their child being hurt at home.
    You'll need to source that.
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