First let me start off by saying this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I was informed today that Harlan Ind participates in a structured recess. What this means is that the kids have to play in stations, and if they don't have a partner they have to sit on the "buddy bench" until someone wants to play with them. I took the time to look up exactly what a "buddy bench" is. According to Buddy Bench Rules. "if you're sitting on the bench, play with the first classmate who invites you. While you're sitting on the bench, look around for a game you can join. Two friends sitting on the bench can turn to each other and invite each other to play. The bench isn't for socializing. Is it any wonder today's kids are so soft, and weak.
"The darkest souls are not those which choose to exist within the hell of the abyss, but those which choose to break free from the abyss and move silently among us." - Dr. Samuel Loomis