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"Why we banned legos"

UnAmericanYOU

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It might look like something from thepeoplescube.com, but it isn't. In this Seattle private school, legos were banned because marxism implemented is the best teacher of all:

Taking the Legos out of the classroom was both a commitment and a risk. We expected that looking frankly at the issues of power and inequity that had shaped Legotown would hold conflict and discomfort for us all. We teachers talked long and hard about the decision. We shared our own perspectives on issues of private ownership, wealth, and limited resources.

One teacher described her childhood experience of growing up without much money and her instinctive critical judgments about people who have wealth and financial ease. Another teacher shared her allegiance to the children who had been on the fringes of Legotown, wanting more resources but not sure how to get them without upsetting the power structure. We knew that our personal experiences and beliefs would shape our decision-making and planning for the children, and we wanted to be as aware as we could about them.

For the greater good, never too young to teach a collective lesson. Happy to say, this crisis was solved and the legos were returned (conditionally) after some more indocrtrination. The new ground rules:

All structures are public structures. Everyone can use all the Lego structures. But only the builder or people who have her or his permission are allowed to change a structure.

Lego people can be saved only by a "team" of kids, not by individuals.

All structures will be standard sizes.

With these three agreements — which distilled months of social justice exploration into a few simple tenets of community use of resources — we returned the Legos to their place of honor in the classroom

She's serious:

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/21_02/lego212.shtml

Re-education centers? WHAT re-education centers?
 

Gurdari

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so what's the horrible problem? Sharing?
 

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If Legos are outlawed, only outlaws will have Legos.
 

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They should only have one color and one size of lego as well, it would be terribly disturbing to have an unfair allocation of different legos to the students.
 

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They should only have one color and one size of lego as well, it would be terribly disturbing to have an unfair allocation of different legos to the students.

You don't seem to understand, 'It's for the children!'...
 

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Of course it is for the childern, what a great lesson to teach them. The lego town can be a representation of a real town where all buildings and dwellings are exactly the same.
 

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Of course it is for the childern, what a great lesson to teach them. The lego town can be a representation of a real town where all buildings and dwellings are exactly the same.

and how the world would be SO MUCH BETTER without competition and all that encompasses. :eusa_shifty:
 

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