“it felt really different than the other themes kids came up with for the week”
Have you wondered how we have come to the point where young people in our country are protesting Israel in support of Hamas and are even suggesting that Osama Bin Laden had a point? Maybe this has something to do with it.
Wellesley High School in Massachusetts just canceled a planned ‘USA Day’ fearing that the event was too politicized. Everything is backwards.
FOX News reports:
Massachusetts high school nixes ‘USA Day’ from school spirit week because it’s too ‘politicized’
Faculty at a Massachusetts high school have canceled “USA Day” from its spirit week activities this year because they wanted to “avoid politics,” local outlets reported this week.
In a letter to the school community, Wellesley High School principal Jamie Chisum explained that school staff canceled the patriotic-themed day to avoid a topic that had become “politicized.”
“USA Day” was slated to be held on the last day of the high school’s festive week, allowing kids to dress up in their patriotic gear and celebrate America. The theme was replaced by “Fitness Friday,” though students were still invited to wear their patriotic apparel.
Student Unification Program member Olivia Spagnuolo spoke to local Boston 25 about the school’s decision, saying it was not open for debate. “The administration was not going to let this happen. It wasn’t a topic for discussion,” she said.
Spagnuolo’s group had been tasked with coming up with the daily themes for this year’s spirit week, which included “Throwback Thursday” as well as “Wild West Wednesday.”
The week of festivities has always been part of building up school spirit leading up to the school’s annual Thanksgiving football game.
According to the Swellesley Report, the idea for ‘USA Day’ came from the students and was rejected by the administration:
‘America Day’ fails to make Wellesley High’s Spirit Week cut
Spirit Week is a long-standing tradition at Wellesley High School leading up to the annual pep rally and big Thanksgiving Day football matchup vs. Needham. Every year the halls vibrate with excitement as students psych themselves up by theme dressing to express their Raiders pride. This year’s spirit days have included Mismatch Monday; Pajama Day; and Tropical Tuesday. But not America Day, which was proposed by some students but rejected by the WHS administration.
In a letter to the school community, Principal Jamie Chisum explained the decision “not to go forward with that spirit theme because it felt really different than the other themes kids came up with for the week. We felt that the topic has been politicized beyond our school and we wanted to avoid politics… Spirit Week is intended to be a light and fun way for our students to get excited about our pep rally and Thanksgiving Day football game.”
#WATCH: ‘I think it’s absurd… sad and depressing.’
Parents, students spoke out on a day that was planned as USA themed— until Wellesley High cancelled fearing it was too ‘politicized’
— Daniel Coates (@danielcoates_25) November 17, 2023
When you let the Leftists take over the education system for three generations, you get this: https://t.co/ZxQZi2OBmO
Wellesley, MA thinks that "USA Day" is too divisive. Maybe it wouldn't be if your shit teachers weren't teaching kids to hate their country.
— Marc J. Randazza 🇺🇸 🇮🇹 🇧🇷 (@marcorandazza) November 18, 2023
NEW: An "America" themed day was canceled at Wellesley High as part of Spirit Week.
In an email to parents, the principal said the theme was "really different than the other themes" and the school "wanted to avoid politics."
Kids could "celebrate America with their attire." pic.twitter.com/ACcqeVCB2S
— David Wade (@davidwade) November 17, 2023
So here’s an obvious question. If the students at this school wanted to stage a protest for BLM, or gender equity, or against Israel, would that also have been deemed too political? I’m guessing no.
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