The Day My School Banned Santa
Are we getting too Politically Correct when a school decides to ban not only Santa, but also Thanksgiving and if that wasn't bad enough, the pledge of allegiance, as well!
Meet New York Principal Eujin Jaela Kim who has done exactly that!
According to the Newyorkpost they reported the following story
Eujin Jaela Kim's school can be located at PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and she has given a politically correct scrub-down, much to the disappointment of teachers and parents alike.
“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,” PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.”
Kim, 33, did not return a call or email seeking comment.
A memo last month from assistant principal Jose Chaparro suggested a “harvest festival instead of Thanksgiving or a winter celebration instead of a Christmas party.” He urged staff to “be sensitive of the diversity of our families. Not all children celebrate the same holidays.”
Ninety-five percent of the 1,600 kids at PS 169 are Asian or Hispanic.
In a recent directive to all schools, the city Department of Education said it permits holiday symbols including Christmas trees, kinaras (candleholders for Kwanzaa), dreidels, Hanukkah menorahs and the Islamic star-and-crescent. Displays that “depict images of deities, religious figures or religious texts” are prohibited.
In a memo to staff this month, PS 169 business manager Johanna Bjorken added: “In case you are wondering about grey areas: Santa Claus is considered an ‘other religious figure.’ ”
But a DOE spokesman told The Post that Santa is allowed as a secular figure.
To read the full article click here nypost.com
Kim has decidedly banned anything to do with religion and even the mention of the word “God,”
Aside from the religious aspect, she has also made changes to the curriculum and painted over historic murals in the auditorium to make room for giant flat-screen TVs. According to other reports the expensive flat screens have never been used.
What are your personal thoughts about this?
Has political correctness gone mad?
We have a number of friends of different divides, and from all religions across the world but they ALL seem to enjoy ‘Santa' Or they don't see him as a threat. So why should this school principal be so opposed to the concept of Santa Claus?
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The new school principal Eujin Jaela Kim