The problem with our educational system: kids having best friends

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  1. Scheme

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    https://health.usnews.com/wellness/...uld-schools-ban-kids-from-having-best-friends

    The problem with the concept of 'best friends' is that it isn't inclusive enough. People might feel excluded if they don't have a best friend, and then they might even be sad. We need to put a stop to this shameful display of discrimination.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/462185/schools-ban-children-making-best-friends/
     
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  2. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Christ people write a lot of shitty articles, but also shame on TS for taking the bait and clicking

    The problem with schools is that there’s a bunch of kids who don’t want to be there, who haven’t learned any discipline or responsibility from their parents in home life
     
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    Best friends are about to hit the black market.
     
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    It's not exactly the parents full responsibility in teaching discipline it's also the schools. I would argue the school is actually more responsible in some ways.
     
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    Well according to the article, schools in Europe and now United States are actually starting to ban best-friend relationships.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/20/several-schools-in-uk-issue-best-friends-ban.html
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/462185/schools-ban-children-making-best-friends/
     
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    We can pretty much end the thread now. This response nails it.
     
  8. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    No. Schools can reinforce it, but discipline and fearing consequences has to start at home or no non-parental unit will ever be able to control a kid who does whatever he/she wants. All a school can do is suspend them, which they many times want.

    When a child misbehaves and has no respect for any adult when reprimanded, that’s a sign of the parents failing
     
  9. JonnyRingo84

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    errr

    i dont think any schools are banning best friends. even in europe. this is a fake outrage link. id almost guess the onion wrote it.
     
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    If you look at the sun article it does say it is taking place at various schools in the UK.
     
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    i think its fake.

    "banning best friends" is way better for click bait and fake outrage than "encouraging them to play in groups."
     
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    Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, confirmed some
    schools were adopting best-friend bans.

    He said: “I don’t think it is widespread but it is clearly happening. It
    seems bizarre.


    I don’t see how you can stop people from forming close friendships. We make
    and lose friends throughout our lives.” The Campaign for Real Education,
    which wants more parental choice in state education, said the “ridiculous”
    policy was robbing children of their childhood.

    Also in the past few years, do you really think any of this is out of this world?
     
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  13. Swing

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    What do you think is going to happen exactly? Are schools going to prevent friends from eating lunch together? I'm not reading that article, because this whole idea is impractical to the point that no administrator or teacher would ever bother trying to enforce it.
     
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    bahh

    i think its bs. a school or 3 is trying to get kids to play in groups and some people are interpreting that as a "best friend ban."

    where are the specifics lol? what does a best friend ban even look like? wheres the policy?
     
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    This is good news. The whole concept of the best friend is a Eurocentric, patriarchal caucasonormative one. The more (white) students are forced to play with COC (Children of Colour) the better off we will be.
     
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    Children are being left out of small cliques/groups of friends. We need to put this to a stop. We will start engineering our class so that kids are forced to hang out with each other. Recess will no longer be kids just doing whatever they want, they will now have to hold hands together.

    We are going to coddle children and then they are going to get into the real world and realize that nobody wants to be their friend because they had forced friendships. Overall, people are going to be lonelier in my opinion, since they will lose the basic communication skills of acquiring new friends, which is already pretty prevalent in younger generations.
     
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    It's completely retarded. What, teachers are going to run out into the hallways to make sure kids aren't talking to each other in a best friendly manner?
     
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    Yeah, none of this is going to happen. Even if elementary schools tried to do this, it would never get implemented at the high school level.
     
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    Seems more of a language debate than a substantive one.
     
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    I bet there's a few sherdoggers who think this is a genuinely good thing
     

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