Skip to comments.Primary school teacher who told children: 'Santa does not exist' is fired
Posted on 12/11/2008 11:13:35 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
A primary school teacher who left a class of 25 pupils in tears after she told told them Santa Claus did not exist has been fired..
When excited youngsters became rowdy as they talked about Santa, the supply teacher blurted out: 'It's your parents who leave out presents on Christmas Day.'
The class of seven-year-olds at Blackshaw Lane Primary School, Royton, near Oldham, Greater Manchester burst into tears and told their parents when they arrived home.
Mothers and fathers then complained about the incident and were sent a letter by the school saying the substitute teacher, who only worked at the school for one day last week, has been disciplined.
The school has now said it will not hire her again.
One father said: 'My son came home and said that his substitute teacher had told the class that Santa doesn't exist and it's your mum and dad that put out presents for them.
'Apparently, they were all talking about Christmas and being a bit rowdy. She just came straight out with it.
'My lad was in tears and so was everyone else in the class - especially as it was so close to Christmas.
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I wonder if Obama filled the Education Secretary position yet.
Seven year olds should know by then.
In America, the teacher would be fired for saying "Christmas."
“I wonder if Obama filled the Education Secretary position yet.”
It will become known as The Ministry of Truth...
What he should have said it isn’t Santa Claus that brings all the presents, it’s Obama.
Next time Teacher, set the example and lie to the students.
Santa is real in the same way that Uncle Sam is real. Each is a personification of an idea. Uncle Sam is the Spirit of America personified; Santa Claus is the Spirit of Christmas personified.
Saying that Santa Claus isn’t real is just as untrue as saying that Uncle Sam isn’t real. As long as America exists and Christmas is celebrated, they will remain real indeed.
Good. The teacher deserved it.
Wonder what would have happened to the teacher is she would have said that Jesus does not exist?
Huh? My seven year old doesn’t and neither does my 10 year old ~ though I susspect he has some ideas.
Kids got the whole rest of their lives to be worldly. Let ‘em have some fun! And while we’re at it, let me get a little chuckle out of playing the fat man!
At least two teachers have instructed my children that anthropogenic, catastrophic, global warming is real.
The teachers are still there.
I really like the way you put that. I agree 100%.
And what would have happened if she had said God didn’t exist?
I got dragooned into teaching a Sunday School class for fifth and sixth graders one year. Being an idiot, I let it drop during the discussion that Santa Claus did not exist. I thought that was a pretty safe statement for 10-year-olds.
I was wrong. Oh boy! Was I wrong!
Didn’t get me out of teaching Sunday School, though...
I wised up when I was 10 and figured it out by a Calvin and Hobbes strip.
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