Monday, October 1, 2007

Yet Another Reason To Homeschool - School Bans Hugging

This is just incredible.
School bans hugging.
"Last year we would see maybe as many as 10 students on one side (of the hallway), 10 on the other and then, going in opposite directions, would sort of have a hug line going on and you could see where that would be a problem," said Victoria Sharts, principal of Oak Park's Percy Julian Middle School.

So this year Sharts decided to draw the line on hug lines by banning all hugging among students within the building.

Sharts said, "Hugging is really more appropriate for airports or for family reunions than passing and seeing each other every few minutes in the halls."
Sheesh.. how about we just make these kids into little robots with no feelings.

Most likely if "hug lines" were getting annoying, then someone ought to have just told the kids to cool it. However, it looks like the hammer of authority had to be brought down on these kids.

Principal Sharts is probably just jealous that no one gives her a hug.

Somehow I don't think this ban is going to fly and I'd encourage every kid in that school to hug and see what the school will do. Yup - I think a huge "hug-in" is in order.

Well, in my homeschool hugs are given freely.