Political correctness and sheer, blinding idiocy have crashed head on again, this time at the Milford Connecticut school district. Because a schools primary function is teaching the 3 R’s. Ridiculousness, Reactionary and Radical. Only in the twisted pretzel login of a progressive can the answer to ‘perhaps someone being excluded’ is to EXCLUDE EVERYONE. Let’s say a prayer to the Halloween god, Michael Myers, that the Live Oaks School gives this a second review, now that this decision has come to light.
Victoria Johannsen, a mother of a third-grader at Live Oaks School in Milford Public Schools, says she received a letter stating the school’s decision to no longer recognize Halloween “arose out of numerous incidents of children being excluded from activities due to religion, cultural beliefs, etc.,” the Connecticut Post reports.
The school is discontinuing a popular costume parade, banning students and staff from wearing costumes on the day and is rebranding Oct. 31st to be “fall themed.”
And if that’s not bad enough, Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules are impacting the lack of fun: “food is not an option” for classroom activities, according to the school’s letter.
“I think it’s crazy,” she tells the paper. “I don’t understand why other avenues weren’t pursued” to accommodate any families or children who felt excluded, she adds.
“I don’t think we’re excluding anybody,” Johannsen insists. “I think they’re excluding themselves.”
She and over 350 other parents have signed a petition calling on the school district to restore the fun and allow children to walk in the parade.
“These are our American customs and traditions and we should not have to give them up because others find them offensive!” the petition at Change.org reads. “I’m so tired (of) my kids missing out on some of the things we all got to do as children and are some of the greatest childhood memories I have due to others saying they find it offensive.”
Jim Richetelli, chief operations officer for Milford schools, tells the paper he has “no direct knowledge” about Live Oaks’ ban on Halloween, but claims such moves are out of a concern for diversity.
“Milford Public Schools do have many children from diverse beliefs, cultures and religions,” he says. “The goal is for all children to feel comfortable and definitely not alienated when they come to school.”
Now no one feels comfortable, the socialist utopia.