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  • Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

    Story at http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2823787

    And no, it's not a scientology school.. it's Roman Catholic.

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    Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

    Why don't they just teach the other students how to do the Heimlich as well? Shouldn't they also know how to do hand signs that indicate they are choking?

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      Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

      Oh wow...we've hit a new low in the human race. inch:

      Imagine if a poor kid gets detention for going to the trash can more than once a day. "Timmy, why did you get detention???" Timmy: "Sorry but I forgot to throw away my milk box when I threw away all my other trash". How friggin' ridiculous. All the parents who think these new rules are out of line should take their kids out of that school to prove a point on how quite that school can really be.
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      • #4
        Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

        They should just pray harder before they eat, that will solve everything.

        This is why I am no longer a practicing Catholic. They sometimes make really dumb decisions, based on not a damn thing.

        Why not teach first aid to the kids? Hmm? Unreal. that or just serve a soft food diet



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        • #5
          Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

          With my experience with how the administration in most elementary go, as well as my experience with Catholics, I'd have to blame this on the administration.
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          • #6
            Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

            Our school's lunchtime is not much different and it comes from the principal. The kids aren't allowed to talk. Also, girls are not allowed to sit next to boys. The girls/boys thing is brought up every year by the fifth graders who want to sit next to one another, and every year they get shot down. The principal is a pain in the butt. :lol: But at least she's willing to spend every. single. day. in the school cafeteria with our kids, and it's not something I would do. I hate cafeteria duty!

            Cafeterias can become extremely loud and a lot of kids get out-of-hand (even at our middle class school of down-to-earth and incredible kids), and they're hard to monitor with limited staff at that time (teachers need a lunchtime, too). Schools do what they can to cope with 100+ kids in one place at one time.

            So, it's not a "new low in the human race" or anything to do with the Catholic Church.

            It's an administration doing what they feel they need to do right now. Might not be forever. And it's not as uncommon as you think.

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            • #7
              Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

              Wow, being a kid today is hard.
              "What single word is the name of a magazine, a cereal, a board game, and a never-ending series of soul-crushing disappointments which slowly leech away your hope and idealism until you are nothing more than a bitter husk of a man?"

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              • #8
                Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                Originally posted by Crazybirdman View Post
                Wow, being a kid today is hard.
                I second that. Why don't we just put a muzzle on them and tube feed each child. Geez
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                • #9
                  Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                  remember when you could talk during lunch... and you had olde computers to play on...

                  those were the days..

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                    This is disgusting. My cousin's school (public) recently adopted similar rules. Not only were the kids not allowed to talk, but must also face forward at all times, and are given assigned seating at lunch, etc. I don't remember all the details, but there were extreme crackdowns in the classroom as well. I can't believe that this is becoming more common (?). These kids are going to be so screwed up.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                      I think that idea is stupid. I went to a catholic school and also had to deal with separate seating for boys and girls at lunch. The lunch area did get loud at times but if something were to happen such as a person choking we would have gotten an adults attention right away. The excuse of not knowing a child is choking is a thinly veiled one bordering on dictatorship.
                      Last edited by PirateChick; 02-06-2007, 06:52 PM. Reason: spelling




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                      • #12
                        Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                        that's hilarious...not that he choked, but the rule.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                          The lunch period is a vitally important time that helps kids build their socialization skills. Taking this away is not helping their development.
                          Very bad idea.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                            I wonder how many of you have ever spent an hour in the cafeteria at lunchtime? It's a madhouse. Even in a nice school in a great neighborhood. Cafeterias are not set up to be conducive to conversation anyway. They're loud and echo-y.

                            Kids aren't as well-behaved as you might think. I see so many snotty little kids with permissive parents who are told by the principal, to keep their voices down and the kids will sneer, roll their eyes, and talk on. These aren't high schoolers, these are second graders.

                            We want kids to communicate, be good people and we talk to them like they're adults, and they're so allowed to be little grown ups that their manners and attitudes have gotten rotten.

                            I say walk a day in the shoes of school administrators before you judge. It's not that easy.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Rhode Island School bans talking after child chokes

                              Our school's lunchtime is not much different and it comes from the principal. The kids aren't allowed to talk. Also, girls are not allowed to sit next to boys.
                              What year do they think this is?!

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