Check mates

Alfie went back to school today in Broward County, Florida, where the school district has proudly announced its new flagship social skills and creative-thinking program(me) for the year is to make the game of chess a compulsory part of the Second Grade curriculum.
I was completely in favo(u)r of this exciting new development until I read this story (below) on The Guardian’s website. I will now be campaigning for the abolition of the controversial new chess policy on safety grounds and the deadly danger such pursuits present to our children. I am outraged that those who purport to care for out children needlessly and recklessly place their lives in harm’s way….etc etc.
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