Elementary School cancels Halloween after threats from "Some" Parents...

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    Of course its Boston. If not their it'd be San Fran or Seattle. Fucking pussy-ass principal.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma.../28/student_ghosts_unmasked_in_newton?mode=PF

    WTF is wrong with people? If you don't want your kids to be a part of it then don't send them to school. Don't threaten the principal that your not sending your kids to school because you feel offended. And WTF is wrong with this principal? Have some balls. My god. So 3 students don't show up for school on 1 day of the year. You know how many parents just let their kids take a day off for the hell of it during the school year? And what about the hundreds of offended parents that are pissed off that the party is canceled now? Don't their voices matter?

    Its stuff like this that makes my head feel like exploding.
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    stories like these used to outrage me. Now, they annoy me. Few people have the moral backbone to stand up to the Politically Correct.
     
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    umm...yes, well I find it offensive. It's against my religion.
    Get rid of it!
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    Just kidding!
     
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    Well, I guess I'm going to be the only contrarian on this one.

    School is for learning, not for showing off your Halloween costume. Wanna have a Halloween costume parade? Do it somewhere else. Most public schools suck bad enough as it is without turning Halloween into a goof-off day at school.
     
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    Work is for working. Somebody retiring? Have your cake party somewhere else. Most work environments are slack enough w/o turning EVERY reason possible into a 'pot-luck'.

    ;)

    Counting days at schools is the wrong idea. Social interactions are important to the learning process... :)
     
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    Hey, if it's the one day that you can get your kid excited to be at school,
    so be it. Maybe we should remove our kids from school on Halloween, unless
    they get to celebrate it there.
     
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    It really doesn't bother me that there are people like this in the world,
    It bothers me that we are forced to go to such extreme measures to please
    them. You can't make everyone happy, why not try to please the majority.

    Why don't they release a Holiday schedule at enrolment?
    If the parents see something they don't like, take em somewhere else.
     
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    Touche!

    Social interactions occur all day at school. My daughter gets two recesses. Plus they do group work. And if counting the days at school is wrong, then every state legislature is doing it wrong.
     
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    I agree with that. Two days before Halloween is the wrong time to tell everyone "no Halloween costumes."
     

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