School Bans Legos for being too Capitalist

Someone just sent me a link to this sad but hilarious news report. A school in Seattle banned children from using Legos because “[the students’ behavior began to mirror] a class based capitalist society—a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive.” They re-instituted playing with Legos after they put new rules into place. When they displayed the 3rd new rule I busted out laughing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnZy5TIGyjo[/youtube]

9 Responses to “School Bans Legos for being too Capitalist”

  • Natalie:

    Glad I’ve decided to home school! This gave me great ideas of how to use legos to instill in my children the values of capitalism. Thanks, Oak.

  • Jennrc3:

    Well, my 20 month old just walked over while I was watching this video and started laughing at it. I looked down at him, and he was holding his legos (duplos). Not that he got it, it was just funny.

  • Hmmmm. I guess those teachers and school administrators should be required to sell their cars and buy a bicycle. (After all, think of all the people who don’t even have a bike.) All the extra money from their cars could provide transportation for so many additional people who now are only walking or have to ride the bus. I wonder if they are ready to practice what they preach.

  • Dougc:

    Let me get this straight. I believe that children should be taught to share with one another during play, but it seems that these teachers were so worried about the kids learning the negative parts of capitalism that the teachers taught them socialism instead?

  • S. Morris:

    Why are they spending so much time playing with Legos, or anything for that matter? Isn’t that what recess is all about? How about emphasizing reading, writing, arithmetic and other traditional subject matter? But of course that involves individual achievement, doesn’t it, rather than social behavior modification?

  • Jennifer:

    Where property is not sacred, liberty cannot exist. Who said this? I can’t remember.

  • John Adams said it in one of the three volumes he wrote titled: A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. Here is what he said:

    “[t]he moment that idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the Laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be sacred or liberty cannot exist.”

  • Tim:

    If collectivity is so important, then why is BYU not sending their students to my home to upgrade it to their specifications?

  • Jon F:

    Hey Tim, they didn’t say what the standard size was going to be… since there are so many homeless, maybe the “standard size” is a cardboard box… as that is the end result of Socialism. For proof of that, look at any government project housing in any country. Ours is no exception.

    …the students may come and take your house, but that won’t be right away as Obama hasn’t implemented his independent (government controlled) youth police force yet.