An elementary school in Massachusetts has banned Halloween... BECAUSE OFFENSIVE!
The decorations are out and Halloween is two weeks away but there’s controversy at Boyden Elementary School in Walpole. The school will not be having its annual Halloween costume parade this year.
“I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a Walpole woman said. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year next to Christmas for children.”
In a message to parents the school principal says, “…the costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected.”
On Friday the school will have a Halloween party after school hours, but the school says Halloween itself will be “Black and Orange” spirit day.
And which students, exactly, is a Halloween parade "not inclusive" to? The principal decided to leave that detail out.
The school's decision is just the latest in the left's war on Halloween. Over the last few years schools have prohibited "offensive" costumes while others have just flat-out banned the holiday altogether.
And if you work in education--whether it be in primary or secondary education--you'd better not speak out in defense of Halloween traditions. Two years ago at Yale University, a mob of nearly 100 students shouted down Professor Nicholas Christakis after his wife sent an email stating she disagreed with the college's Halloween costume rules.
Following the incident, Christakis and his wife stepped down from their residential positions at Yale.
What happened at Yale shows the extreme end result when left-wing thought completely takes over an educational institution. It starts with seemingly well-intended measures like cancelling Halloween parades to make the environment more "inclusive," and can end with mobs of kids attacking teachers--simply because they can't handle being exposed to ideas different from their own.
And this is why we can't have nice things.