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Brooklyn teacher sacked after telling first graders that Santa and Tooth Fairy aren't real

By Caleb Parke | Fox News      Dec06, 2019

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A Brooklyn teacher may be getting a lump of coal in their stocking this year for Christmas.

Parents at a Park Slope school were upset after their children came home crying Monday because their substitute teacher told them some unsettling news.

The principal of P.S. 321 said she was "extremely upset" to hear about the substitute teacher telling kids that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy aren't real during a lesson about "convincing."

Source:     https://www.foxnews.com/us/brooklyn-teacher-santa-tooth-fairy-first-graders

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It never ends,,,,

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My 2nd grade teacher did that as she was dismissing us for Christmas break and we were lining up for the bus or to walk home. "Remember...Santa isn't real". Neither was her job...she never came back after the New Year.

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Sadly , because of our new society,  I am surprised she isn't applauded for being truthful with students etc.   Probably another hundred years society will laugh at the population for letting children believe in such nonsense as Santa Claus.   You laugh.   It wont surprise me .

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It's sad that this teacher felt that she needed to do this. When I was young, news was 15 minutes long at 5:45 to 6 pm. Now we have 24 news cycles, 3 year old's who know how to turn on computers, children who have access to guns without adult supervision, children who are bullied by both other children and adults, children who are exposed to every type of violence and cruelty, both physical and emotional with no safe place to retreat to. Why must children be denied a safe place to retreat to, even if it's only a fantasy. They will grow up soon enough and as they grow they will be better able to understand and comprehend the world that they live in. As for myself, I will portray Santa as a safety blanket where anyone, child or child at heart may come to and express their hopes, fears and desires without any judgement and to give them at least a small bit of hope for the future. I'm sorry for that teacher and those like her.

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As she should have been. I stopped listening to talk radio because the jockey said that over the air. Luckily, I was alone. My biggest fear of sending my child to kindergarten this year was another kid and/or bully spoiling it for my son. He still has that wonder and I hope he never loses it. Even after he learns, while the person of Santa may no longer be here physically, his spirit is.

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