"Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer
recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter
celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.
New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset
Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and
“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas
on it, nothing with Santa,” PTA President Mimi Ferrer said administrators told
her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious
system, like the Star of David.”
Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
A memo last month from assistant principal Jose Chaparro
suggested a “harvest festival instead of Thanksgiving or a winter celebration
instead of a Christmas party.” He urged staff to “be sensitive of the diversity
of our families. Not all children celebrate the same holidays.”
Ninety-five percent of the 1,600 kids
at PS 169 are Asian or Hispanic. Fox News