Even the secular Easter bunny is banned.
What a sad pathetic statement about our educational system.
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?