Opinion: Playgrounds prepare children for life's bruises

11/29/2004 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In an editorial, the Los Angeles Times says educational reformers pushing to replace games such as tag, dodge ball and football with structured recess are doing students no favors. The newspaper believes such rough-and-tumble activities are invaluable for teaching children important lessons about cooperation, life's inequities and the graceful acceptance of defeat.

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