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  •  balderdash (taken in toto) (8+ / 0-)

    Yes, we do need children with imagination, but their imagination hasn't been stunted because of regimented educational curicula.

    The problem is the adults who have taken over the playground. In the name of many "false gods" - safety, insurance costs, and so on - playtime itself has been regimented. Pick-up baseball and softball, soccer and basketball, and sandlot football have been replaced by organized leagues, run by adults and for adults (parents), rather than the children themselves.

    Television and video-game consoles as primary entertainment media also strip creativity. TV is entirely passive, while videogaming is heavily structured (though it has some educational value in non-verbal decision making).

    Nope, its not the expansion of early education. It's the development of Little League baseball and other organized forms of play, and the reduction in reading, along with written and artistic expression. ... somebody really ought to register this domain name ...

    by wystler on Mon May 22, 2006 at 08:57:09 PM PDT

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