When children from a 1st-grade class at P.S. 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, came home upset, their parents were outraged…
…And they kind of have every right to be.
Parents report that their children were sad and even in tears over what their substitute teacher told them that day.
A substitute teacher told his entire 1st-grade class that Santa isn’t real.
This teacher claimed he was trying to teach the children some kind of lesson, but that’s lost on me as to what it even is.
“People are mad. That’s not his decision to make,” a dad whose child goes to the school said in an interview with The New York Post.
Liz Phillips, the principal of P.S. 321 sent a letter to the parents of the children upset by this, saying:
“I am extremely upset that the substitute teacher told the children that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy are not real.”
“This discussion was completely inappropriate to have in school with first graders.”
“It was a terrible lapse of judgment on his part, and it never should have happened. I guarantee you that this substitute will not be in class 1-216 again. We take this very seriously.”
I don’t really know what point this guy was even trying to prove to a class of 6 and 7-year-olds, but I think it’s really out of line for a teacher to decide to ruin the magic of Christmas for children.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
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