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Seattle School Renames Easter Eggs as "Spring Spheres"

Poor Easter Bunny! Seattle public school is renaming Easter eggs “Spring Spheres.” The story broke on Dori Monson Show on the radio:

Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show that a week before spring break, the students commit to a week-long community service project. She decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school, which she would like to remain nameless.

“At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that,” Jessica said.

She was concerned how the teacher might react to the eggs after of a meeting earlier in the week where she learned about “their abstract behavior rules.”

“I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay,” Jessica explained. “She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat ’spring spheres.’ I couldn’t call them Easter eggs.”

The School District said that it was done to comply with their “Religion and Religious Accommodation” policy, where “no religious belief or non-belief should be promoted by the School District or its employees, and none should be disparaged.” (Update 4/19/11 – The School District didn’t say it was done to comply with their policy. That was my mistake – they did put a statement pointing to their Religion and Religious Accommodation policyThanks Joe Mondo!).

A+ for political correctness, but what grade do you think the school should get for common sense? Link

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April 19th, 2011

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