Proving that well-educated people can be panicked just as thoroughly and well as their most primitive ancestors, Greenwich Academy parents have succeeded in forcing the school to spend $100 grand on replacing recycled rubber mulch for wood chips. Is rubber safe? Absolutely and been proven to be so in test after test. Is wood inferior as a playground mulch? Depends how you feel about provining a burrow for rats and snakes and whether you want your kid to play on an ice-hard surface in winter. GA parents do.
“Of course it [rubber mulch] is completely safe,” one administrator is quoted, “but the perception….”. And that’s what passes for science these days among the elite: perception. Don’t confuse me with facts, it’s my feelings that count.
These are the same mommies who you’ll find shunning vaccines and spending their family’s money on wholly worthless homeopathic “remedies” at Whole Foods because, after all, it just feels so good to protect their child, doesn’t it?
I don’t wish harm on their children, but perhaps aq slight does of measels?