Friday, October 28, 2005

In other news

Kids in Newton Mass are having a ban on Halloween. The school claims it is a ban based on parental complaints, but the NEA has a better answer for what is really going on.

Joel Packer, spokesman for the National Education Association, said the controversy is part of a contentious nationwide trend in which schools are trying to shorten or cancel holiday celebrations, either for religious reasons or to put more time into classroom work. Halloween is one of the few holidays that can fall when children are in school, he said, which puts school districts more on the spot.

Let kids have fun people. Don't play games on cramming in more school on kids because More school isn't the answer to the problems kids are having today.

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