Police-state child care?
Chain gang kids everywhere in Hoboken
Is it for the kids? Or for “legal” reasons?
I still can’t get over why more parents are not up in arms over such a way of schlepping kids around in Hoboken (or anywhere else for that matter.)
- You’ve nearly eliminated all “individualism.”
- Take away almost all opportunity to “learn from mistakes.”
- Promote “groupthink” and / or socialism.
They’re not training for the Iditarod, that’s for sure.
Why not just cut the BS and make them look like this?
Letter: Do we need chain-gang kids?
Hoboken411 reader Lou sent in this letter recently:
“When I was a kid, my family lived in a metropolitan area that was much more populated than Hoboken. Back then, day care centers were rare, but when we were in school and went on trips outside the property we absolutely never had to be practically chained to ropes all wearing the same color uniform. No one ran into the street, and I think there was maybe one minor injury every 10 years. All with just one adult supervisor.
What is the deal with these chain-gang kid parades in Hoboken, with three, four, sometimes five adults supervising a small group of kids?
Is Hoboken that dangerous, and these kids so out of control that this kind of herding and oversight is necessary? Or are we just preparing the children of the future to be obedient little sheep? Makes me a little sick to see such authority. What next, cages?”
Do you think this kind of child care is appropriate? Or are they being too protective?