Clearly, You Teach Children By Not Saying Words

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Even the secular Easter bunny is banned.

What a sad pathetic statement about our educational system. 

School Bans the Word ‘Easter’

I’ll just quote a couple of paragraphs from the story.  If you want to read the rest of the bizarre idiocy, feel free.

Television station WHNT reported that teachers were informed that no activities related to or centered around any religious holiday would be allowed – in the interest of religious diversity.

“Kids love the bunny and we just make sure we don’t say ‘the Easter Bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others because people relate the Easter bunny to religion,” she told the television station. “A bunny is a bunny and a rabbit is a rabbit.”

The idiot babbling this nonsense is Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. 

While I don’t agree with the entire aversion of Christian holidays in school, I can appreciate some people’s desire to keep things separate. 

However, banning legitimate words from a school is entirely out of the scope of what education is suppose to be and wholly inappropriate.  Pretending something doesn’t exist doesn’t make it non-existent.  And, while I have no particular attachment to the “Easter bunny”, it’s simply absurd to ban the mention of it.  What are they going to do?  Ban the mention of all things even remotely related to religion?  How surprised the young people would be when they find that much of the history of the world, much of what is occurring today is rooted in religion.  We best not teach them anything which could give them particular insights as to why and how the world is.  Goodness, if we did that they may actually become educated

I would note that banning mentioning all things religious is the antithesis of religious diversity.  I would think a principal is suppose to know these things. 

Could the educators of this country please stop making us a laughingstock of the world?

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21 Responses to Clearly, You Teach Children By Not Saying Words

  1. HankH says:

    Jeeze, don’t these lame brained educators realize that such traditions are part of our culture and heritage? They don’t need to disappear our religious holidays. They need to explain them in context with the celebration. If I were a Hindu living in our country, I would probably want to understand why we celebrate the holiday – even if I choose to not celebrate it.

    Our educators are closing the minds of our children rather than opening them – creating greater divides in understanding.

  2. miked1947 says:

    As part of social studies they should explain every holiday for every country. Ten minutes a day would do. It would give children a better understanding of other cultures. The problem is the teachers would have to learn about other cultures and religions.

  3. DirkH says:

    Schools should also ban use of the words “money” and “property” to not offend the believers in communism; the use of the words “winter”, “snow”, “cold” to not offend the believers in warmism, and the use of the words “atom”, “nuclear” and “power” to not offend members of Greenpeace.

    This is nearly as much fun as being in the EU.

  4. Alfred Alexander says:

    Thanks for the post and the comments.
    I agree, schools are not what they should be.
    BTW We used to call it Resurrtion Day.
    Now that would cause some folk to go mad.

    Alfred

  5. PhilJourdan says:

    A tiger is a tiger. It cannot change its stripes just because Milne made it cute. Ergo your last plea is impossible. Fools cannot stop being laughing stocks.

    Education – still the lowest degree attainable.

  6. Latitude says:

    Schmidt said Madison is a very religious community and when it comes to beliefs – they are diverse and tolerant.
    ==============
    Then how do they get around the Muslim children that pray several times a day……….

  7. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Some religious individuals are also offended that there are girls in that school. They better get to work on that.

  8. kim2ooo says:

    “in the interest of religious diversity.”

    Wondering where this teacher was educated?

    “Diversity” equals inclusion.
    It is “exclusion” she is taunting.

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