UPDATE: Poll: Santa in the Schools

What are your thoughts of Santa being discussed in the schools? Comment below


On Thursday Dec. 1, News 12 received an anonymous tip from a Nanuet parent accusing a Miller Elementary School teacher of spilling the beans about Santa Claus to her class of second graders.

"This matter is being discussed internally, and it would be inappropriate for me to comment further," said Superintendent Mark McNeill.

According to a Huffington Post article, Teacher Leatrice Ann Eng, 58, "had since apologized to the parents of each student in the class in a string of phone calls to the students' homes."

Patch wants to know what your thoughts are on Santa in the schools.

Should he be taught in school?

How should a teacher approach Santa in class?

Do you believe in Santa?

WR December 04, 2011 at 03:03 AM
What? I am rather liberal (ex-conservative, saw the light . . .) and still pay plenty of taxes for the wealthiest in this country to send upwards to themselves, rather than investing the the country's actual needs as was done in the 50s-70s, before Reagan sent it back into private hands (401Ks through the market for individuals instead of pensions? Brilliant! For the wealthiest investors). But, I never complain about my tax payments because we're all supposed to be in it together - and, we'll all fall together, as well if things continue moving back towards robber baron years. Still, I have taxes to pay. Only my conservative relatives complain about their individual taxes.
Conservative NYer December 04, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Congratulations story made it on: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/03/new-york-teacher-tells-kids-there-is-no-santa-claus/#ixzz1fYVRNwmH?test=latestnews Huffington Post and The NY Post!! http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/no_santa_clod_so_sorry_FIZdIOcadOdhwf1n7UIxEL Way to go!!! This woman must be the most disliked teacher in the nation! And she deserves it too!! But am sorry to say that "she finally had to apologize for the epic blunder"..... Finally, really, REALLY!! It should NOT have taken her that long to apologize... If she was truly sorry she would have apologized right away. Absolute moron. She has received "Pinhead Status".
Mairebee December 06, 2011 at 11:24 PM
How cruel can one person be to do this to children? They have little enough of their childhood in these days without taking Santa away from them too.
Mairebee December 06, 2011 at 11:24 PM
Leatrice Eng. Just type in, "Nanuet teacher, Santa" and you'll see it all over the 'net.
Andrea LaMantia December 08, 2011 at 05:24 PM
I'm an elementary school teacher. If a young child were to ask me where babies come from, I would defer answering by saying, "We are not learning about that right now, perhaps it would be better to go home and ask your parent." In my opinion, the same principle could have been applied here.


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