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In the past month, I’ve read several stories about games and other things I did as a kid that’s been banned by schools. The most ridiculous stories have been the banning of hugging at a school in the UK and banning tag, touch football and other “chase” games at school. “I think that it’s unfortunate that kids’ lives are micromanaged and there are social skills they’ll never develop on their own,” said Debbie Laferriere, who has two children at Willett, about 40 miles south of Boston. “Playing tag is just part of being a kid.” […]

Biometrics In Schools

America’s public schools are again attempting to indoctrinate young children into believing that technology, such as biometrics, are a the answer to their security needs. Elementary schools are now in the picture because biometric technology has advanced enough that the scanners read a fingerprint as small as that of a four year old. In Rome, Georgia, the West End Elementary School is using fingerprint readers in the cafeteria. Children line up, grab their food and pay with their index fingers. There are school districts across the country that also use biometrics for purposes other than […]

Teaching is easy and most teachers are just too lazy to find a job in the real world so they should stop complaining about their careers, right? That’s the comment that I hear most often when I hear people say that teachers have it easier in life than most other professions. The fact is, teaching is just as difficult as most other professions and deal with much more than the public knows. The problems arise when students come home and exaggerate what goes on in school. Parents then believe what was said to be true […]

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