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Post  fshnski Mon May 20, 2013 8:19 am

No more Father's, Mother's Day?


A Nova Scotia school is causing controversy after deciding to stop celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, instead opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead.

The Dartmouth elementary school said it is aiming to celebrate diversity and inclusivity while avoiding making children who are part of non-traditional families feel left out.

“Children can be isolated in a classroom if they’ve lost their mom or are in a family without a dad or in a family with two moms or two dads,” Education Minister Ramona Jennex recently told CTV Atlantic, adding that it’s up to the individual schools to decide how to celebrate mothers and fathers.


As part of the family day celebrations, which took place May 15, students at Astral Drive Elementary School were asked to write the names of all the people who supported them in their lives, on a large tree hung in the gymnasium.

Some parents have applauded the move to not celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day as a sign of a more inclusive environment, while others have said the school is taking political correctness too far.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/no-more-father-s-mother-s-day-school-nixes-celebration-in-the-post-nuclear-age-1.1287370#ixzz2TpoYETz7

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Post  News Hawk Tue May 21, 2013 6:51 pm

Y'know, Progressivism started with President Woodrow Wilson—a Democrat.

He's the President who started the push to World Government, and promised Americans—just weeks before his re-election—with campaign signs that read:

"He Kept Us Out of War".

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Post  fshnski Tue May 21, 2013 6:58 pm

It wouldn't have worked back then either.

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