I grew up on the edge of political correctness. When I was in elementary school, we had swings and we had a merry go round. I remember one day the teachers were spinning the wheel for us, and I lost my grip. I went tumbling through the dirt, but I got back up and happily got back on. Sure I was a little sore, but I didn't care. I used to jump from swings when the bell rang, each of us trying to get higher and higher to see who could land the farthest. They did away with it every year we did that, because they wanted us to be 'safe'. And we got bored. Hell, by the time I was in High School, all we had to do was stand around, because there was nothing to do. We eventually started bringing hacky sacks to school because there was nothing to do for an hour. It was like being in prison: plastic utensils, throw it all away when you're done, don't bring anything hazardous to school, obey all rules, do as you're told, obey obey obey.
I remember one day they made the announcement that because someone tore up a fan on the upper balcony of the gym, that the gym was automatically closed off to students during the lunch hour. That's the type of knee-jerk reaction that they had: If students disobey, punish all of them. And I know I'm not the only one to see this coming. Schools are more like prisons now, and I hate to think of what's going to be seen in just a few years.