Grade School Drops Holiday Celebrations
Does it matter that public schools are dropping holiday celebrations with the goal of being more culturally sensitive and inclusive? The Associated Press reports a St. Paul, Minnesota grade school is dumping holiday celebrations because it doesn't want to encroach on educational opportunities or threaten tolerance and respect for all, and the school wants to come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else's view! However, the school will still recognize government holidays. What a stinking double standard!
So let me see if I get this. Some of the holidays getting the boot include, Christmas, of course, Valentine's Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Is there any reason why these holidays would "offend" someone? Have we gotten to the point where group thinking non-believers must be unconditionally respected while they force a "gag" order on others? Learning about the differences of holidays children celebrate in the school is something culturally good! Getting rid of the holidays the kids already celebrated is extremely offensive!