Friday, December 23, 2005

You've Got To Be Freaking Kidding Me!

Grinchy remark sends kids home in tears:

Who says there's no war on Christmas! Now they've taken the battle to 6 year olds.

"Theresa Farrisi stood in for Schaeffer’s regular music teacher one day last week. One of her assignments was to read Clement C. Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” to a first-grade class at Lickdale Elementary School.

“The poem has great literary value, but it goes against my conscience to teach something which I know to be false to children, who are impressionable,” said Farrisi, 43, of Myerstown. “It’s a story. I taught it as a story. There’s no real person called Santa Claus living at the North Pole.”

Farrisi doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, and she doesn’t think anyone else should, either. She made her feelings clear to the classroom full of 6- and 7-year-olds, some of whom went home crying."

Nice, let's have teachers tell our kids what they should believe in.

2 comments:

Tiny said...

hmmmm....maybe this supports the notion that "magical" things shouldn't be taught in schools! My kids go to a private school that isn't afraid to let be kids be kids or to teach multiple theories on a given subject (the topic of another post). However, if my kids did attend public school where leftist PC teachers run amuck this would be the kind of incident for my giving the teacher a lesson in fist meets face.

andy said...

hmmmm....maybe this supports the notion that "magical" things shouldn't be taught in schools!

Reading a poem about a fictional character hardly qualifies as "magical thinking," unless you are inadvertently admitting that a belief in god is the same as a belief in Santa Claus (and, hey, I'd agree 100%!).