Published in the Statesmen Journal (Oregon), December 18, 2014, as "Is trimming recess really the best decision?"
It was inspiring to read the Dec. 15 article "Recess cut short for some Salem-Keizer kindergartners" (Dec. 15).
Let's get rid of recess and focus completely on academics. The unfortunate tendency of children to want to play and enjoy themselves must stop, despite the claims of mushy-minded "experts" who claim that play improves "social and emotional development," whatever that is.
Children should not be allowed to behave like children.
original article: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/education/2014/12/14/recess-cut-short-salem-keizer-kindergartners/20367333/
This letter posted at: http://tinyurl.com/m428mjp
Hat-tip: Christine Davenport