Just thought I'd post this as it's an interesting subject to debate in this time of bullying being out of control in schools today:
Three Nova Scotia high schools are offering a full credit Academic class called "Martial Arts 11". My old high school was the 2nd school to bring in the course, and I found that half the kids who took it were the bullied nerds, while the other half were tough kids who wanted an excuse to legally practise fighting in school.
Do you think these classes are a good idea? or are they a recipe for making bullying worse?
Please note though that Nova Scotia now has one of the most draconian anti-bullying laws on the planet as of a few months ago, a law that was passed by all 3 political parties with no votes against.