School Principal Bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance
Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.
New Principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents.
“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,”
PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.”
Principal Eujin Jaela Kim, did not return a call or email seeking comment.
Principal Eujin Jaela Kim
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New York’s School Administrators Charlotte Danielson’s
Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument- Common Core
The Framework for Teaching is designed to help districts promote a common definition and understanding of excellence in teaching, one that everyone—teachers, administrators, and the larger community—can easily comprehend.
Charlotte Danielson developed the Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument in 2011 and further enhanced it in 2013 to facilitate evaluations, and consequently has enhanced the language of her original Framework throughout to be as clear as possible. In addition, beginning with the 2011 Edition, she added critical attributes and possible examples of teaching at each performance level for each component. The definitions and expectations for each domain and component within each performance level are clear and precise, intentionally designed to be understood by all, regardless of role, position, or experience level.
The 2013 Edition-
In addition to tighter language to assist evaluators in making clear distinctions between
performance levels, the 2013 Edition now includes specific language around the instructional implications of the Common Core State Standards. The Framework for Teaching has always been grounded in student learning and included the big concepts of the Common Core. Now the 2013 Edition includes specific rubric language, critical attributes, and teaching and learning examples that help schools and districts identify instruction that leads to student learning in the context of the Common Core.
Common Core or Common Core Values, was founded in Canada, and I do remember a issue that the UN had with this Americans’ faith in God, and in their Constitution, that faith in God offended non believers of God.