An “inclusionary” trend in some European schools seems to be spreading in the U.S. “Should schools ban kids from having best friends?” a piece published by U.S. News & World Report asked earlier this week.
“A focus on having best friends certainly indicates there's an unspoken ranking system; and where there is a ranking system, there are problems,” psychologist Barbara Greenberg wrote in the article.
The argument is that kids are learning to exclude each other by having a “best friend” and that they should instead be encouraged to have a larger social circle and be “more inclusive and less judgmental.”
“This is crazy town,” Glenn said on today’s show. “Does inclusiveness just keep going until our kids in a classroom are chained together all day? That way no one is ever left out.”