The appropriate response to this story is simple: Buy your own legos, bring them in, and use them to enhance your own structures or to trade for other pieces. When the teachers confiscate your legos, explain to the other children that their structures and legos are just as vulnerable to arbitrary rules by the unelected tyranny, and institute a Constitution defining a representive lego government of limited powers. Exciting opportunities to discuss eminent domain, taxation without representation, the right to petition the teachers for redress of grievances, and of course the effect of capital investment on a marketplace, versus the artificially-limited zero-sum game.
Pity almost all teachers are socialists.
But then, I suppose as socialists, arguing with children from a position of absolute power is the only way to win arguments.
This entry was published Thu Feb 21 11:18:22 CST 2008 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2008-02-21 11:18:22.0.