Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Has your child been recess-punished? If so please get in touch with William Doyle
HAS YOUR CHILD BEEN RECESS-PUNISHED?
I'm preparing an independent public report on New York public school children who have had recess taken away for academic or behavior reasons, and an appeal that it be stopped. The practice is prohibited "for any reason" by written NYC DOE policy, and condemned by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but it appears to be widespread in our schools. CEC 1 just passed a resolution against recess-punishment.
If this has happened to your child, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
No names necessary, just basic details, like where the school is, what grades, your opinion, what actions you took, etc. Thanks!
Who I am: a NYC public school dad whose child has experienced recess-punishment, and co-author of a pro-play book coming out soon from Oxford University Press, LET THE CHILDREN PLAY.