July 31, 2016

Nanny State Ninny Award for July: Educrats ban clapping for “noise-sensitive” teacher

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

I recently took inventory of childhood pursuits schools have banned like tag, touch football, snowball fights, cartwheels, running, skipping. A lot of school recesses now resemble yard time at federal penitentiaries.

But, when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes news from Down Under that reaches an all-new low.

So it is, our Nanny State Ninny Award for the month of July goes to Elanora Heights Public School in Sydney where the edu-crats have banned clapping.

They say the no-clapping rule was introduced to respect students who are “sensitive to noise.” Only “silent cheering” is allowed, like fist-pumps, “pulling excited faces” or wriggling on the spot.

You may be asking, how many children at Elanora Heights suffer from noise anxiety?

Zero. The school was caught lying. The no-clapping rule wasn’t to protect noise-sensitive students but rather, to minimize discomfort for ONE teacher with a hearing disability.

Apparently asking one teacher to use earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones was too logical so instead, the school flips upside-down to accommodate a single person because she’s allergic to noise.

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commented 2016-08-02 13:56:48 -0400
Honest to God!

Please pass the bubble wrap to protect our children.

Our politicians and law makers & teachers are becoming whimps!
commented 2016-08-02 11:16:15 -0400
Several weeks back, I read about a school in England that banned the use of whistles to summon children back into the school at the end of recess. Supposedly, this was intended to prevent trauma to children who might be started by a sudden loud noise. The school psychologist was interviewed and, despite 15 or 20 years at that particular school, she could see no sense or reason to this edict. Another teacher who had been there nearly 30 years and had supervised recess many many times was also baffled; she had never seen a child be traumatized by the whistle. I strongly suspect that many of these bizarre rules are enacted simply to satisfy some bureaucrat’s love of exercising power.
commented 2016-08-01 18:30:33 -0400
Hey Menzoid, how about using your sleuthing skills to find out where all of those nickles per plastic bag really go. After all, they are going to environmental causes, right? When I ask at the cash, they just say some environmental clapp trap.
It has to be millions per year!!!
Thanks, John
commented 2016-08-01 13:37:27 -0400
Fist punching the air! What violence! Is this what is now considered appropriate behaviour to be taught in schools? Punching the air? My god, what will they allow next? Independent thought? Dancing?

Perhaps they should considered what several LGBQ, women’s groups (or is that womyn groups), and Politically Correct SJW groups, and some student unions espouse, which is showing approval with “jazz hands” instead of clapping, applause, or the whacking together of two hands to make noises of approval. Maybe they should push how many Eastern European countries respond to accomplishment by whistling?

Sounds (quietly) to me that someone is being paid all to much to come up with stupidity such as this.
commented 2016-08-01 10:16:23 -0400
Someone should follow this teacher around for a week and find out what kind of music she listens to, how often she goes to concerts and so on.
She could also consider getting a position reaching deaf students.
There are a lot of things should could do short of forcing kids to not BE kids.
Just another sleazy liberal educated twerp.

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2016-08-01 04:27:54 -0400
I just love the oh so predictable farts in logic that JAY KELLY always produces.. If this teacher is “loosing her hearing” why should she give a big rat’s ass at clapping?… Loud noise is not a problem evidently because it doesn’t affect her less and less – get it?… Something else is at play, like trying to impose her misfortune on others… It reminds me of the mid 90s just when we were moving off Bowen Island, B.C. where our kids had grown up… Some woman with an asthmatic child moved to the island just then and instantly tried to start a petition to get airtight wood burning stoves banned… Something the islanders had been using for over a hundred years… Her unfortunate problem; her unfortunate child, but thousands of Bowen residents were going to “bend” to her misfortune… (By the way, it didn’t succeed… ) And “FARTING JAY”, that was here in Canada…
commented 2016-08-01 01:48:36 -0400
The attack of freedom is a major issue, only a fool would think otherwise.
commented 2016-08-01 01:15:00 -0400
Isn’t that silly?

Some people will blow it all out of proportion and describe it as an attack on human rights, or the rights of the child, or whatever.

The teacher is loosing her hearing and so she asked that loud clapping be forbidden.

That was in Australia.

In Canada, The Rebel takes it up as if it is some major issue.
commented 2016-07-31 18:59:43 -0400
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 5 hours ago
Why should a Principal be able to cancel something so normal as clapping approval without being challenged? The parents need to have a say in how the schools are operating, but the marxists think that they should be able to dictate any whim that they wish, just because someone may have needs that the majority don’t. The reason is because they think they own our children, and want to do what Hitler did by brainwashing the youth to conform to his ideals, so that they are easier to control. The state has no business undermining parental authority. Why should the majority always have to bow down to this insanity? Parents need to pull their kids out of these insane institutional brainwashing facilities, that have been taken over by the unions and fanatical groups with a marxist agenda, or society is doomed!
commented 2016-07-31 18:39:55 -0400
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commented 2016-07-31 14:10:23 -0400
Why should a Principal be able to cancel something so normal as clapping approval without being challenged? The parents need to have a say in how the schools are operating, but the marxists think that they should be able to dictate any whim that they wish, just because someone may have needs that the majority don’t. The reason is because they think they own our children, and want to do what Hitler did by brainwashing the youth to conform to his ideals, so that they are easier to control. The state has no business undermining parental authority. Why should the majority always have to bow down to this insanity? Parents need to pull their kids out of these insane institutional brainwashing facilities, that have been taken over by the unions and fanatical groups with a marxist agenda, or society is doomed!
commented 2016-07-31 11:30:02 -0400
Zulu writes: “One person forcing her requirements upon the masses – another example of people control and how it takes over” I agree that seems to be the basic cause of the problem. However, we can’t blame people for expressing or even pushing for actions that they personally want. Who doesn’t? The real blame for this silly regulation should rest with the incompetent, idiotic fool who is the Principal, for allowing and then enforcing this nonsensical rule.
commented 2016-07-31 10:57:53 -0400
This new rule hasn’t caught on in the states yet. I imagine only consevative events will have th no clApping ban enforced. After Trudeau gets back from his latest buffoonery in Vancouver maybe he can look into it. After all 160 terror attacks, the economy and the environment are not as important as prancing and out of control narcissism are they? (Cue fist thrusts and mugging from the left)
commented 2016-07-31 10:39:11 -0400
It has never been about the kids in elementary schools.
commented 2016-07-31 09:45:19 -0400
Tell her to wear ear plugs – I do.

One person forcing her requirements upon the masses – another example of people control and how it takes over.
commented 2016-07-31 09:35:03 -0400
This is banning freedom of expression, in any form, and is the reason that there are so many mentally disturbed people coming out of the woodwork. What they are saying by banning clapping, is that no individual can do anything that should be rewarded by public displays of approval. It sickens me knowing that these sick and disgusting marxists are being allowed to destroy the normal expression of human emotion. They want robots who do what those in authority want them to do without any backlash. This will not bode well for society. We need to ban mentally disturbed teachers! Parents need to boot these fools out or home school their kids. The more these freaks are allowed to influence young minds, the more our world will produce disturbed individuals.
commented 2016-07-31 09:19:05 -0400
So does this mean the school also bans discursive methods of education, team sports, group projects, music classes, talking in the cafeteria, class changes, bells and buzzers, or any other aspect of noise that usually is a part of a school? Or is it just this one behaviour which one “teacher” disapproves of, because I will bet it is disapproval of this behaviour of clapping by the one teacher for which “hearing” is just an excuse.
commented 2016-07-31 08:49:17 -0400
One controlling the masses, one way or another.

Smells like MOAR MARXISM to me.