It’s becoming more and more difficult to keep up with the changes happening in schools. It is through the wonderful input from the readers of this space that it is possible keep tabs on some of the recent local developments. So, here is a recent edict in a middle school in Illinois – no hugging allowed:

“…Sharts said, “Hugging is really more appropriate for airports or for family reunions than passing and seeing each other every few minutes in the halls.”

When teachers started enforcing the new policy last month all hallways and classrooms in the 860-student school became hug-free zones.”

link: Oak Park School Bans Hugging

The principal of this school may have introduced a new term to the educational lexicon. The new term is “rampant hugging”… let’s try to stop it before it becomes a national crisis.

Catherine Forsythe

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