The school board for PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, overturned a radical decision to ban the Pledge of Allegiance, Thanksgiving, and Santa Claus.Moreover, the report further notes that hundreds of parents have signed a petition to have the Marxist-inspired principal removed from her position. More here.
I'll bet that principal knows that her idiocy was much more than someone's "projected fantasy."
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Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.
New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents.
“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,” PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.” . . . In a memo to staff this month, PS 169 business manager Johanna Bjorken added: “In case you are wondering about grey areas: Santa Claus is considered an ‘other religious figure.’” [Source.]As I noted in a recent post, political correctness is supported by Marxist ideology. But, as a reader recently pointed out to me, this kind of idiocy is also a manifestation of "virtue signalling" - a need to prove to others that you are "more virtuous" than they are. Or, in the realm of history, becoming a "moral reformer", as historian Gordon S. Wood has pointed out numerous times recently. Just peruse some of the academic related Civil War blogs if you don't believe me.
As insane as much of this nonsense is, it really should not come as a surprise. By removing the Judeo-Christian foundations of teaching from public schools, that vacuum must be filled by something. Political correctness is part of that "filling" process. PC, in it's own twisted way, is seeking virtue and morality. It's foundation is sand and will eventually, like the Marxist ideology it's built upon, crumble into the dustbin of history.