School District Says Tag Won't Be Banned At Recess
A Washington state school district that faced national backlash for banning tag during recess has now lifted the ban. Earlier, the district's superintendent instituted a new "hands off" policy at recess, saying "unstructured play deteriorated into name-calling, fighting and injury" during isolated incidents last year.
Class discussion: Did playing tag ever caused any problems for you? Have you ever gotten hurt on a playground? Did you ever get called names? Did you ever call names? Was it a big deal? Should most children's play be structured and supervised? Do kids have enough time to learn how to get along without adult supervision? Are kids overprotected?