Skip to comments.Ma. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive
Posted on 03/15/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT by massmike
St. Patricks Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones arent even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the days observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school.
At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. Patricks Day has been replaced as the name for the schools celebration surrounding the popular holiday. Its been replaced with the generic OGreen Day. MassLive.coms Patrick Johnson calls the move a heavy-handed attempt to instill political correctness among the impressionable 4th and 5th graders.
The schools principal, Lisa Curtin, is apparently looking to become more inclusive. So, rather than tout St. Patricks Day, she has purportedly come up with a way to circumvent the faith-related nature of the holiday. The school apparently did something similar for St. Valentines Day, which, in some classrooms, was referred to as Caring and Kind Day.
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And a shamrock will be called “the little green plant with three hearts”.....sometimes four!!
I’m gonna puke.
We, as a nation, are so screwed. There’s really no turning back in some areas. MA is certainly one of those areas.
Hey Lisa Curtin, pog ma thoin.
I knew this was coming as soon as I noticed some years ago that “St. Valentines’ Day” had become just “Valentines’ Day”.
Why not simple call it Evacuation Day?
simply, that is ... sorry, it got my Irish up.
And they learn the dreidal song for Christmas.
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I have been submitting the following in every thread concerning public schools.
This post does not apply only to public schools in Massachusetts, but throughout the country, no matter how “good” you imagine your public school to be.
The public school is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
The public school is better understood as the government school collective.
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.
If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.
If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.
DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!
Especially not with your own children.
If I had children that were in public schools now days, I would pull them out and find a way to educate them myself. This is utter BS!
Like this guy?
Hope it wasn’t in St. Paul, Minnesota...
Then they should change “Black History month” to “everyone history month” to include every body.
Otherwise that’s racist.
Didn’t Saint Patrick drive the Kennedys out of Ireland?
Please remove your children from the government schools. Why?
1) All of them are godless. Just to cooperate in the classroom they must learn to think and reason godlessly.
2) All government owned and run K-12 schools are a single payer socialist entitlement. Simply by attending, children risk learning to be comfortable with socialism. They risk learning that a government, and the voting mob, powerful enough to give them tuition-free schooling is powerful enough to give them **lots** of “free” socialist stuff.
They can not be reformed!
Oh! And,...If your child's school is one to the so called “good” schools, they are still godless and socialist. And...How do you know it is a “good” school? hm? Where are the studies that separate out what is learned in the classroom from that acquired from **afterschooling** in the home. Answer: These studies have never been done.
The incremental destruction of America, one tiny step at a time.
They changed Saint Valentine’s Day to Valentine’s Day. So this doesn’t surprise me, except that these O’Holes didn’t change the name from Saint Patrick’s Day to Patrick’s Day.
For those of you who think Mittens is still the gooberner in Massachusetts, the current governor is a guy named Duval Patrick aka Devil Patrick aka Obama-lite aka the Other Corrupt Midget.
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