Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Grinch Strikes Again

This was a great little snippet about a teacher who told her students that there was no Santa Claus.

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Guess what, kids? There's no such thing as Santa
Claus! That's what a suburban Dallas music teacher told first-graders
on Monday and the school's been hearing from parents ever since.

I love it. Parents get all riled up about that. I'm sure if he were to tell the kids there was no God, he would be ok. Alright, probably not. But you wonder.

The angry phone calls prompted the Richardson School District to issue a pro-Santa statement.

You've got to be kidding me. How about a pro-God statement for those parents who are tired of their children's religious freedoms being whisked away under the guise of "separation of church and state"?

The district announced that the offending teacher had heard from Santa Claus himself -- who assured the teacher that "the spirit of the holidays is alive and well." And Santa asked the teacher to pass that message along to students.

I thought this was wonderful. Let's lie to the students as a district and then expect our students to practice honesty. "I didn't call him names...really."

A district spokesman said the teacher won't face any disciplinary action.

Other than being the teacher that told these kids the truth and then is "encouraged" to lie to them so as not to hurt their self-of-steams.

Are you kidding? These kids are gonna be scarred for life as they were traumatized into thinking there was no Santa (they don't have older cousins/brothers), only to find out he is alive and well, only to find out years later they were lied to never again trusting a person of authority (could it include God?).

---All semi kidding aside; that was a scrooge-like thing to do, but it makes you wonder. Ah, the power of parent coersion, I mean involvement. :-) ***I'm not sure which is worse: the fact that this teacher told 1st graders there is no Santa or that phone calls from parents had the district say that this teacher heard from Santa and he's OK.

Merry Christmas all.

Derrick "feeling feisty" Bright

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