The Tea Party movement is supposed to be all about keeping the government out of your business. But if some California members get their way, the state will force public schoolchildren to sing Christmas carols.
It's called the "Freedom to Present Christmas Music in Public School Classrooms or Assemblies" initiative.
Merry Hyatt, a substitute teacher and member of the Redding Tea Party Patriots, is behind the push. The Redding Searchlight reports:
The initiative would require schools to provide children the opportunity to listen to or perform Christmas carols, and would subject the schools to litigation if the rule isn't followed.
Schools currently are allowed to offer Christmas music as long as it is used for academic purposes rather than devotional purposes and isn't used to promote a particular religious belief, according to an analysis by the California Legislative Analyst's Office.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:45 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
Why don't they make it mandatory that they TEACH our kids how to READ WRITE and COMPREHEND on a greater level so we can COMPETE with the rest of the WORLD????
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:53 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
LOL! Didn't see your second post! Sorry! I don't think its the schools job to teach kids what Christmas is about. I am all about Christmas decorations and parties and stuff at school, but I would prefer to teach my kids the meaning behind the holiday/
LOL..no problem, I love Christmas myself and am glad my daughters school does some Christmas stuff but to FORCE the issue is just stupid .....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:54 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:57 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
if Christmas can't even be presented as a "possible" reason for the season here in the US, why mention Kwanzaa, winter solstice or anything else??!!
What are you talking about? WHo said it couldn't be presented and a reason for the season? This is about the state FORCING public schoolchildren to sing Christmas carols...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:01 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
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