School Bans Hugging

Want to hug your friends? Kiss that idea good bye at the Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School in New Jersey. The principal there has just banned hugging:

The district says Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement that students were in a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions."

NBC4 New York has the story: Link


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Looks like I retired from teaching just in time. I was hoping to fix the system from the inside, but it looks like it just WANTS to get worse all the time.

"Children of the future age,
Reading this indignant page,
Know that in a former time,
Love, sweet Love, was thought a crime!"

- William Blake, "The Little Girl Lost"
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You get what you ask for...zero tolerance policies didn't just spring out of nothing, they were what parents clamored for when they went into hysterics over minor childish things...Here's hoping for a more tolerant generation.
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