Political Correctness Insanity: School Bans Valentines Candy/Cards

Boys and girls at a Massachusetts elementary school have been banned from bringing Valentine’s Day candy or cards over cultural equality issues and federal guidelines regulating candy.

Parents of students at Salemwood Elementary School in Malden, Mass, received a letter informing them of the policy – that impacts not just Valentine’s Day – but all holidays.

“We have many different nationalities, cultures and languages spoken,” Principal Carol Keenan told Fox News. “Because of that we don’t honor specific holidays.”

Keenan said she did not want some students feeling left out.

Read more at Fox News

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  • agbjr

    It seems today academia wants nothing less than unisex non-thinking drones without any knowledge or memory of traditions and FUN. Hey you asinine liberal educators … get a life!

    • They do seem to be looking a lot like asian countries in their approach to zombie like class situations………..

    • juanita bonita

      Of course that is exactly what they want. Mindless drones who tow the party line and have no original thoughts or actions. Gotta keep those comrades in line.

  • SickoftheBS

    If they came here to be Americans then it is their job to assimilate into our culture not our job to cease our way of life so they don’t get hurt feelings. For the Love of God, has this entire country lost their common sense? Or just the Liberal Morons pushing their will on the rest of us?

    • kahnavka

      Just liberal morons, unfortunately they have been increasing at an alarming rate and are ready to undermine the entire country.

  • foxxybey

    The brown shirt school system controlling not only the kids but adults also and I would get my kids out of that school right away or they will become socialist robots for the government out of control, time to fight all of them and take our country back.

    • If my children were school age now I woud definitely home school them! What our public schools teach is far from what it once was and ought to be.

      • foxxybey

        I’m with you Rudy, trying to talk both my daughters into doing it, one just retired from a major airline and still gets her benefits and free flight and she and her husband own a 50 acre trailer part that is paid forand her husband has his own busness she. Has two kids in school so I’m hoping she will home school, the other isn’t working but looking for part time work and hoping she will also. God Bless Friend:

  • “Keenan said she did not want some students feeling left.”
    Then they should join in.

  • agbjr

    “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.

    But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here.

    Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907

    • AAMEN!! Theodore! You were a great one and we need you now!

  • Keenan has obviously forgotten like many educators that this is America and not Iran. If you do not want to go to the party dont go but, dont be a party pooper.

  • violater1

    The lack of common sense in Massachutes has always been abundant! Some of the greatest Criminal types come from there example: Kennedy’s! The sleeze of American politics!

  • marineh2ominer

    This has NOTHING to do with political correctness , this is just a more blatant form of indoctrination , otherwise know as brainwashing , just like the toy gun issue . these are PURE COMMUNIST agents in out public indoctrination centers and they have virtually NOTHING to do with legitimate education .

    • Oblamers push is just like other Dictatorial countries in the past……….start with disarming, creating masses from the kids, and then purging the citizenry of academics and rable rousers………learn from history, or repeat.

  • mike

    Stupid adminstrators. ALL kids like a party, they don’t care why.

  • American Education is in a terrible condition. Basic subjects ae being minimized or dropped altogether and the administrations and teachers of schools have gone haywire in their enforcement of PC. When students move to America from other countries, the PC radical liberals seem to think that we should trash all our ways that are distinctly American. What happens is the old saying that the tail is wagging the dog. It is happening throughout our culture as various groups protest some aspect of American life, including the atheists, and the liberal PC people go haywire trying to make it alright. No other country allows such deformity of their culture. America was once called the melting pot, meaning that many people from other nations came here and assimilated into American life. However, now we are a nation that has literally millions of people who come here and fight to maintain their own culture, ignoring or despising our American way of life. And it seems that the people who could do something about it are intimidated by these groups and are afraid to try to correct it. A smaller group of liberals who have what clearly appears to be an anti-American stance and the leaders seem to be frozen with inaction. I like what the Australian leader wrote several months ago about people coming there, that they should not try to establish their own culture there, and if they don’t like the Australian way they are free, in fact encouraged, to leave and go back home or anywhere else. I wish we had leaders who would take that stance before what we know as America is torn down completely becomes a has-been of history!

    • Very well said and seems to be the whole truth……….no more PC.

  • I worte a few weeks ago that if the government came for my guns, I would get my 30:0;6
    and shoot until I had no more of that ammo. Then I would get my 30-30 and do the same; then I would get my long-rifle 22 caliber and empty it at them; then my shotgun, then my double barrell gun that shots both 45 caliber ammo as well as .410 shotgun shells; then I would get all my large and small handguns, f rom 45 caliber down to my 3 small 22 calibers; then my pellet gun, my two air rifles, and my two machetes; then I would get my sling shot and mow them down, and when it broke I would throw rocks at them! And if they still came near I would resist them with my fists with which I have always been better than good, and finally I would let my wife loose on them and that might stop them!! Long Live America!!

    • Funny, but we get your point………..and mean it when you say it. 🙂 Me too, by the way.

  • David

    I bet they honor muslim holidays.

  • Because placating to some stupid asshole’s version of what is good for kid’s self esteem has gotten us this far right?……….. crickets chirping………….Yeah, what I thought. What a douche.

    • Far right? This is Leftist political pandering at its most obnoxiously perverse.

  • consrvative

    Another crock of PC krap.

  • LD

    Ah, you folks are missing the point. Schools will naturally kowtow to the federal government, because their federal funding will be cut off if they do not. Public schools were federally subsidized for this reason and will so whatever told so they don’t lose this funding source. You are talking around the problem. You will not moralize this legislative insurgency. You have to come up with a new economic plan to resource your school so you are not dependent on the federal government for $. Then you can restore your cultural activities, otherwise, your school is up for grabs as is the entire nation at this point. Strange as it may seem, Multiculturalism, like liberalism, is INQUISITION.

    • You are pretty correct in that assumption of control through funding……….but, now we have to add is Oblamers agenda to brainwash the little ones……….starting in preschool groups he is proposing.

  • Jim Wilhelm

    So, in order that a few people don’t feel left out……she makes “everyone” left out? Liberal logic……or otherwise known as “if we can’t play by our own rules, we’ll steal your ball and go home.”

  • We are starting to look like the zombies on the “Walking Dead”, wandering around aimlessly until we spot food (aka conservatives) who are attacked without mercy….

  • Jeff Marlow

    In the words of Dr Benjamin Carson, “political correctness is a dangerous thing”!!!!!

  • Poor babies, feeling left out. That’s what parents and other family is for. Nor do they think anything about forcing Kwanza or Ramadan on us. Dang, I feel left out!

  • billy jack

    Let the immigrant children: 1.) be legal immigrants 2.) learn and conform to American values and holidays. 3.) problem solved and common sense restored.

  • Really kind of sad. In my youth, we celebrated every holiday in elementary school. I didn’t know what hanukha was, nor did I care. Still don’t but I certainly am not going to piss on it for the sake of being born a catholic. Jehovas witnesses didn’t celebrate any holidays in my elementary, but that didn’t stop them from actually having a good time at our parties. That’s how kids grew up! People really need to stop being politically correct. Dr. Carso hit the nail right on the head with that one.

  • Juanita Bonita

    When in Rome do as the Romans do. Valentine parties and candy have been going on for many, many decades. Let them have fun and if there are religious or cultural taboos to bad. My children were brought up with very few sweets but I didn’t go yelling when there were parties that no one could have sweets. Such total nonsense.

  • Juanita Bonita

    And what about C-scope curriculum that asks children to design a socialist flag. And, yes, this is going on in thousands and thousands of US schools. Have you asked your child’s school about it? You should. And then make a LOT of noise about it.

  • JBarclay

    Yea I always dreamed of going to a foreign country, like America, and NOT seeing or experiencing any of their culture…GEE THX ! I always heard about the different holidays and celebrations, in America, and going there would be a dream come true. So I saved and saved and finally went only to find out they canceled all of the holidays and traditions cause of me …… WTF ?!?!?! I want my money back !!! Maybe I’ll try a different country to visit, explore and spend my money on ……

  • William Mc burney

    Hey its Kerry Country up there eo what woupd you expect.

  • Michigan_REB

    I bet they have MLK day off? so waht is wrong with valentines? Fire every one involved in this decicion.