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    Dengin

    Amazingly enough, I agree with you. But probably not for the same reasons. (Yes, while we are diametrically opposed on some issues, I do think you bring up some really interesting topics). I think the main problem here is frivolous lawsuits. The article pretty much explains this as being the reason why the school decided to do this. They're afraid some parent is going to sue the school for negligence if their precious angel is going to get hurt because they were playing a game. And in doing a quick search on playground injury lawsuits, I can't really blame the school in this regard, even though I don't agree with their decision.

    Regardless of the reason, I do agree it is preposterous, getting hurt is part of being a kid. Grow up, grow some backbone. When I was in elementary school (back in good old Europe, many many solar rotations ago), the principal would flood the playground on purpose when snow was expected (hich doesn't happen too often where I lived) so we could create ice tracks and slide scross the ice for several yards. Nobody cared.

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    Dengin

    Amazingly enough, I agree with you. But probably not for the same reasons. (Yes, while we are diametrically opposed on some issues, I do think you bring up some really interesting topics). I think the main problem here is frivolous lawsuits. The article pretty much explains this as being the reason why the school decided to do this. They're afraid some parent is going to sue the school for negligence if their precious angel is going to get hurt because they were playing a game. And in doing a quick search on playground injury lawsuits, I can't really blame the school in this regard, even though I don't agree with their decision.

    Regardless of the reason, I do agree it is preposterous, getting hurt is part of being a kid. Grow up, grow some backbone. When I was in elementary school (back in good old Europe, many many solar rotations ago), the principal would flood the playground on purpose when snow was expected (hich doesn't happen too often where I lived) so we could create ice tracks and slide scross the ice for several yards. Nobody cared.

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