...several experts, including Donna Thompson of the National Program for Playground Safety, verify the trend. Dodge ball has been out at some schools for years, but banning games such as tag and soccer is a newer development.
"It's happening more," Thompson says. Educators worry about "kids running into one another" and getting hurt, she says.
In January, Freedom Elementary School in Cheyenne prohibited tag at recess because it "progresses easily into slapping and hitting and pushing instead of just touching," Principal Cindy Farwell says.
Contact sports were banned from recess at Charles Pinckney Elementary early this year, says Charleston County schools spokeswoman Mary Girault, because children suffered broken arms and dislocated fingers playing touch football and soccer.
Notice that the protaganists of this agenda to pussify kids are all female?
Does anyone look at longer-term effects of such feminization of children? Remember the Iron Duke's observation that "the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton?"
Next time a Napoleon comes around, maybe Americans should just assume the position and learn to speak French. Or more realistically, Chinese.
Physical prowess and moral character, two more candidates for the dustbin of history.