Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Suppressed Children

SayUncle contends that schools are suppressing children and teenagers in unhealthy ways.

That’s right, boys and girls, the world can be a dangerous place. So, it is better to shield kids from any possible danger to themselves. So, at recess, do the kids just stand around? I fear for the future. I fear we’re raising a nation of pansies.

See the ways that he illustrates his point here.

It is interesting to note the ways that children are both being shielded and being exposed to dangers in the present culture. At the same time that kids are considered by the educational elite to be unprepared for past forms of healthy competition and playground games, they are expected by the same to be able to process adult concepts regarding sexuality, violence, and other cultural issues.

Anyone interested in this subject should also read the opening chapters of this book.

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