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How Big Is This Table, Anyway?

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 12:53 AM

Oh, yeah. Like we couldn't see this coming.

Next move out of the playbook, pushing for resolutions 'with teeth.' This basically means that if Iran fails to comply, we get to open another can of whup-ass. And if the Security Council doesn't agree, we get to open another can of whup-ass to defend the world from the evil Islamic fundamental terrorists.

According to ABC News, the most recent round of Homeland Security grants excluded New York because it doesn't have any national monuments or landmarks.

We're a nation of idiots.

The latest trend in not getting it are schools that are cutting back on a source of profligate waste that is taking valuable learning time away from our children.

It's recess.

Schools are cutting recess down to 10 to 15 minutes, or eliminating it entirely. Where it still exists, the unstructured play that we experienced as children is being replaced by supervised games or other activities.

I grew up attending parochial schools, and there was always recess. There certainly wasn't any shortchanging on the academic front, either.

I am not an expert on child psychology, but we need to be mindful of the role that play � not supervised, regimented activity � has in the cognitive, physical, and emotional development of our children.

It is neither a luxury nor a waste.

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