There will be no cards, or chocolates exchanged at Bruce Vento Elementary this coming Valentines Day.
If students at the Saint Paul, Minn. want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, they’ll have to do it on their own time, away from the classroom.
By the way, this goes for Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Why is this? According to the schools principal Scott Masini.
“I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue the celebration of the dominant holidays until we can come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view,” wrote Masini in a Facebook note addressed to the families of his students last week.
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Is there a way to include everyone? Do you agree with the principals decision? How would you feel if your child’s school banned all holidays?