To avoid offending the easily offended, an Ohio elementary school won’t celebrate Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Individual birthday celebrations are out too. Instead, Glendening Elementary will have one birthday party for everyone. Isn’t that special?
Principal William Sternberg said about 15 percent of the student population doesn’t participate in the parties because of personal beliefs. He said the teachers think the classroom gatherings take away valuable instructional time.
“Our teachers come together to make sure our test scores come up this year, and this is what they came up with,” Sternberg said.
Parties aligned with lessons — a Greek party for the classical Greece unit — will be allowed. So, no Cupid for Valentine’s Day but Eros is OK.
Via Scott Norvell.