What bothers you most about schools, nowadays?
Is it “Orange and Black Day” instead of Halloween? The dietary restrictions? The lack of “let kids be kids”? We want you to let us know how you feel.
This conversation started on the show yesterday, after it was reported that a Northern Ontario school decided to ban cartwheels from the playground, citing the risk of “concussions, wrist & neck injuries”.
We asked for your opinion, and you responded. Here are just a few of your answers:
It bothers Sarah Brown “That kids are never held back in elementary school anymore, then when they get to high school and are behind in certain/all subjects, they are set up for failure because you don’t get pushed through high school classes without meeting the requirements”.
Tracy Garrow added “What bothers me the most, is they are not teaching the kids cursive writing. I was shocked to know my children didn’t know how to ‘write’ their names”.
Sarah Biederman notes “Sensitivity… creating very sensitive/sheltered children… then we’re expected to put them in the real world – just setting them up for disappointment”.
John Vandenbor thinks the problem is that “The school boards are too scared that they will be sued, that didn’t happen when I went to school in the 50’s. It’s a strange world we live in nowadays”.
What bothers you most about schools, nowadays? We know there are a lot of hardworking people in schools across Ontario, doing the best job that they can, but that doesn’t mean parents aren’t frustrated, either.
Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or add to the original conversation on Facebook below.