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12/06/18 at 20:51:44
 
An Elkhorn, Nebraska grade school principal has banned candy canes during the Christmas season because she is afraid the J-shape of the candy might make students think of Jesus.

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Reply #1 - 12/06/18 at 21:19:55
 

 How did you find out the Principal's political affiliation?
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Reply #2 - 12/06/18 at 22:11:37
 
Ohhh, just a guess..
Wanna bet on it?
I'm good for a dollar.
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Reply #3 - 12/07/18 at 07:57:18
 
Jesus is so sneaky... Grin
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 I don't want to bet on only a dollar.

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Reply #5 - 12/07/18 at 08:12:36
 
I wonder what she does every time someone says 'merry christmas' ?
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Reply #6 - 12/07/18 at 08:15:54
 
An elementary school principal was put on leave after trying to enact a controversial new policy on holiday decorations.

Jennifer Sinclair, the principal of Manchester Elementary School in Elkhorn, Nebraska, recently sent out a memo to parents stating that she comes from a place where Christmas decor was not permitted in schools, according to WOWT. She did not specify where she was from.

In an effort to be more inclusive and culturally sensitive to all students, Sinclair said she wanted Manchester Elementary teachers to follow suit and nix all holiday garb from their classrooms.

Sinclair's list of banned items included images of Santa, Christmas trees, reindeer toys, red and green patterned items, the playing of Christmas music and even Elf on the Shelf.

The principal's ban also gave candy canes the ax. "Historically, the shape is a 'J' for Jesus," she wrote in her memo. 'The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection. This would also include different colored candy canes."

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Reply #7 - 12/07/18 at 08:44:42
 

 Why are holiday decorations in the workplace important to begin with?

 Is there something psychologically beneficial to children if they see it in school?
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Reply #8 - 12/07/18 at 09:09:22
 
A school is a workplace only for the staff.

Yes, of course it beneficial to children.

Why take away this experience from hundreds of children to POSSIBLY lessen the experience of one? I say possibly because let's say there's one Jewish or Muslim child in a classroom. Are you telling me them seeing decorations different than what they see at home is absolutely a negative experience? Aren't we told to celebrate diversity? Aren't we told to accept others? Why aren't we telling the one to accept the reality that others in her room are different?

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Reply #9 - 12/07/18 at 09:38:21
 
As Freud would say,...
Sometimes a candy cane is just a candy cane
(actually he'd say it was a thingy...) Grin

Christmas is so homogenized that it isn't thought of as religious by most people.
I think schools should avoid getting too focused on the scripture aspect , but Santa, reindeer, trees, elves, snowmen, jingle bells, etc... are just seasonal.
They can add a few star of David's, menorahs, and crescent moons, etc., if they want to be inclusive.

I can understand the PC considerations of public schools, but they do need to acknowledge the holiday.
Some folks do get a bit too godly and others too sensitive.
It goes both ways.

HAPPY FESTIVUS!....  Grin
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"Are you telling me them seeing decorations different than what they see at home is absolutely a negative experience?"

 No.

 I am asking if there is a psychological benefit to displaying decorations in a classroom.  If so, what are they?

 I know in elementary school we had them, but I never paid any attention and if I recall correctly in high school there weren't decorations.  But to be fair I wasn't raised to believe in Santa, just to keep my opinion of it to myself, and I wasn't forced to partake in any family holiday activities, so none of this historically mattered to me.
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Reply #11 - 12/07/18 at 09:56:19
 
Eegore wrote on 12/07/18 at 09:43:51:
 I am asking if there is a psychological benefit to displaying decorations in a classroom.  If so, what are they?


Staving off winter blues, perhaps?...

My experience is similar to yours... non-religious.
As a child, it was mostly about presents and bright colours.
Fading into secondary school and high school.

Now,.. it's mostly bad traffic, long lines, and annoying music...  Grin

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Eegore wrote on 12/07/18 at 09:43:51:
"Are you telling me them seeing decorations different than what they see at home is absolutely a negative experience?"

 No.

 I am asking if there is a psychological benefit to displaying decorations in a classroom.  If so, what are they?

 I know in elementary school we had them, but I never paid any attention and if I recall correctly in high school there weren't decorations.  But to be fair I wasn't raised to believe in Santa, just to keep my opinion of it to myself, and I wasn't forced to partake in any family holiday activities, so none of this historically mattered to me.


Do you have any children Eegore?
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"Do you have any children Eegore? "

 No.

 Do you know if there is a psychological benefit to children seeing decorations in a classroom?  If so can you throw me a reference so I can look into it?
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Reply #14 - 12/07/18 at 11:30:09
 
Do you need to see references to know art is beneficial? That a building designed not solely based on practicality but with aesthetics in mind is something you need to run an analysis on?  Seriously? There are things that are universally intuitive aren't there?
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