Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Punishment at Recess



A mom is peeved at an Oklahoma school which reportedly punished her son by having him stand facing a wall at recess. The parent claims that he was told to stand close enough to the wall to touch it with his nose. The punishment was for failing to finish a homework assignment.

"I think it's a horrible policy. I think it's humiliating and I think it's disgusting," the parent reported to the school. "It was extremely traumatic. When he called me, he was crying. He was very upset."

The Oklahoma TV station that covered the story has a video and poll on their website.


SURVEY
Do you think the Oklahoma school's punishment (having the student stand facing the building during recess) for not turning in homework was excessive?

Comment to this blog and make your opinion heard.

By the way, Peaceful Playgrounds published and article "60 Alternatives to Withholding Recess". Check it out.