Do you remember recess? That moment of temporary reprieve when, as a child, you could escape the confines of the structures classroom and play freely?
You could swing as high as you could for ten minutes, or kick a ball against a fence with no particular purpose in mind. Or you could organize a baseball game, or fight imaginary dragons.
Now imagine that time being sold to a company who would train you until the bell went off and you went scurrying back to class.
The Ottawa Citizen reports that pay-to-play recess activities are growing more common in our nation's capital as several athletic and academic groups seek out a profit by providing structure to student recesses.
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The Citizen identifies several organizations, one of which offers six general active recess sessions for $41.66. Other groups offer extra science experiments, even chess lessons.
The idea of putting that time up for sale is nearly absurd. First of all, if it isRead More »from Pay-to-play courses putting Ottawa recesses at risk