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L'Eggo My Lego (Seattle teachers)

TSC Daily, February 28, 2007 – Maureen Martin wrote,

Some Seattle school children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights. This lesson is being taught by banning Legos. A ban was initiated at the Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle. According to an article in the winter 2006-07 issue of "Rethinking Schools" magazine [cover photo only], the teachers at the private school wanted their students to learn that private property ownership is evil. According to the article, the students had been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership." According to the teachers, "Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation." Continued...

March 5 Update: Just found at Bizzy Blog.com "Why We Banned Legos," the original article by Hilltop teachers published in Rethinking Schools Magazine upon which the "L'Eggo My Lego" article was written.

Hilltop Children's Center

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