Angry parents are speaking out after Boyden Elementary School in Walpole, Massachusetts, announced that they were canceling their annual Halloween costume parade to respect students whose cultures do not allow them to participate.
The school principal claims that the American tradition is “not inclusive” and since some students won’t participate and have a good time — nobody should be allowed to.
“That’s the part that especially the parents and the students are having a hard time understanding,” Julie Lowre, a parent, told Fox 25 Boston. “We have numerous events not all-inclusive, so if you cancel one event you have to cancel them all.”
In a message to parents, school principal Brendan Dearborn wrote that “the costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected.”
Instead, the school will hold a “Black and Orange” spirit day and students can attend a Halloween themed pasta dinner after school if they choose.
Parents are blaming political correctness for destroying the fun of the holiday for children.
“I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a Walpole woman told CBS Boston. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year next to Christmas for children.”
A grandmother of students at the school is also upset that the parade has been canceled and hopes that the Boyden administration will reconsider.
“We have grand-kids going to Boyden School. Wonderful school,” a grandmother of a student told CBS. “The Halloween party should happen on Friday cause all the kids are excited.”
Likewise, another Walpole man told the outlet that he believes the school should allow the students to have their fun — and expressed dismay that the event has been politicized.
“Put a costume on. Parade down the street. Let them have their little time,” a Walpole man said. “Why do you have to turn it into something political?”
Big League Politics has reached out to the superintendent’s office for comment but did not receive a response by time of publishing.
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President Trump Rejects Paying For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Private Security
The royal celebrities will foot the bill.
President Trump made it clear on a Sunday tweet that British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have to pay for their own security costs upon moving full-time to the United States, clarifying that they wouldn’t receive federal security under an existing arrangement that covers British royals temporarily visiting the US.
I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
The royal celebrities have distanced themselves from the Queen, apparently viewing themselves as victims of relentless paparazzi and media attention.
Harry and Markle initially moved to Canada after resigning from the royal family, but they’ve recently moved to Hollywood just before the Canadian border was closed to nonessential travel due to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. The elitist couple apparently plans on reinventing themselves as American-style celebrities, and have hired a small army of media consultants and public relations agents to market their image.
When information of their move to Los Angeles became public knowledge, many began to speculate if they’d recieve taxpayer-funded security in a manner akin to British royals visiting the United States on official state vists. President Trump’s Sunday tweet appears to eliminate that possibility.
The thirteen colonies that became the United States rebelled against the yoke of the British monarchy for a reason. President Trump’s decision to cut off the wannabee celebrities from publicly-funded security is a deeply American decision. The UK’s monarchy is one of the wealthiest legacy institutions in the western world, and it would be absurd to imagine that it can’t afford to hire private security for the ‘former’ royals, who are set to fully renounce their royal obligations at the end of the month.
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