Friday, January 26, 2007

School Mandates Silence (Or Whispering) At Lunch

My friend emailed me this story about a new policy at a Roman Catholic private elementary school requiring that talking be kept to a whisper while at lunch.

The school is St. Rose of Lima and is in Rhode Island.

The last time a story with a silent lunch time in a school hit the media I said that kids need some free time to talk and socialize and to let off steam. I still hold the same opinion.

Perhaps the school should have a lesson on how to chew food? Twenty-thirty chews per bite. That would be a preventative measure.

Or the school could send home a homework assignment to practice chewing each bite of food a minimum of twenty times. How about that for a low-pressure homework assignment?

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