First it was tag. Or was it Dodgeball? Then, evidently, stories about pigs[Crap! who are we offending now!?]. Now, Seattlites are banning Lego's, that venerable old toy that so many of us love and cherished when we were young.
Ironincally enough, it seems the banning is stemming from mostly thoughtfull play with urban planning at its youngest. At its base, the ban is formed on an 'ownership' issue that seems like it can boiled down the 'haves' and 'have nots'. Um, in other words, LIFE. While the teachers decision is well reasoned, I still find fault in the form of the lesson. A complete ban? Of a toy as so obviously useful for many forms of learning and creativity? C'mon!