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Liberal Lunacy — NJ School District Replaces Holidays on Calendar with ‘Day Off’


Liberal lunacy knows no bounds as a New Jersey school district votes to remove all holidays from their calendar and replace them with ‘Day Off’.

The school board in Randolph, New Jersey has recently voted to remove all of the holidays in their school year calendar as a way to be what they refer to as more inclusive.

This move has sparked outrage among many parents within the town and has even caught the eye of people across the country.

The local school board claims that they made the move after getting feedback from the community. What they fail to explain is that the feedback was centered around changing the holiday Columbus Day to ‘indigenous people’s day’.

So in an effort to be more inclusive as they put it, they instead have removed any inclusivity from their calendar. What they have done is whitewashed the entire calendar and eliminated any individuality whatsoever.

Local news site Tap Into reports:

On Thursday, June 10, The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything “Day Off”.  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one point.

It was a surprising U-Turn of events that all started with a social media uproar two weeks ago in response to the board changing of the name of the Columbus Day Holiday on the school calendar at the May 13 meeting.  That set off a firestorm that resulted in phone calls and emails to board members, as well as a packed house at the June 10 meeting.

It was an emotionally charged and chaotic meeting that saw numerous shouting interruptions, thunderous standing ovations, an impromptu “walk out” by a small group of people, and multiple calls for security to escort people out of the meeting.  No one was physically escorted out as they instead removed themselves.

Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.  Senator Anthony Bucco also spoke at the meeting, asking the board to reconsider and reverse their decision.

Many of the speakers gave impassioned pleas and told personal stories, as they explained the meaning and importance of Columbus Day to Italian Americans, while others argued and debated the truth or falsehood of how some historians have painted Columbus in a negative light. The general sentiment from all revolved around the symbolism of Columbus representing a bridge to the new world and how the holiday is a way to recognize and honor contributions of Italian Americans to the United States.

Others, including former RHS student Chiara Ricupero, educated the board and the public on the long history of Italian discrimination, including the fact that the single largest Lynching in American history saw eleven Italian men killed by a racist mob in New Orleans in 1891.  She also shared that Italians were put in internment camps during WWII just like the Japanese, yet that information is not part of the school’s history curriculum.

Finally, after some discussion, a motion was made to remove the names of all holidays that mention ethnic or religious groups, to not exclude or offend any other group.  Realizing that some groups are still “left out” and they cannot and do not recognize everyone, the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names and simply calling them “Day Off”.  Further clarity to the motion was made before the vote – that it would include all days off, including days such as Teachers Convention and Memorial Day.

As the vote went down the row with a unanimous “Yes” the stunned and confused public erupted once more, with some shouting at the board “What just happened – What did you just do?” prompting calls for security once more.

Since the motion was discussed, voted on and passed, the board moved on to other agenda items as the unhappy attendees noisily headed for the exits.

The liberal lunacy of this school district is spreading across the country which further proves just how important even school board elections are in our towns and cities.

In most municipalities, more than half of the taxes paid to go to fund the schools. As a result, we the people need to be showing up at these school board meetings to make our voices heard.

Not only that, these boards are implementing policies and curriculum that in many instances is outright brainwashing our children.

TownHall news also weighed in on this hot button issue:

The Board of Education in a New Jersey town voted unanimously Thursday to replace holiday names on the school calendar with the more inclusive “Day Off.”

The vote follows criticism over last month’s decision to change Columbus Day on the school calendar, which led to board members receiving phone calls and emails from those in opposition to the change, according to TAPinto.

The board said in a statement following the meeting:

After careful consideration of concerns introduced by both proponents of the change as well as those in opposition to the change, a motion was presented for consideration to stop using holiday titles on the district’s calendar … We agreed unanimously that the change would be both inclusive and equitable. Although we have made these changes to the school district’s calendar, our decision to change the calendar titles will not impact the education of holidays as guided by the district’s curriculum.

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