Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Eighth grader sent home

On Halloween, a New Jersey eighth grader wore a costume to school which was considered so outrageous he was sent home. With other students wearing costumes of all kinds of evil, what could be so horrible that a student would be sent home?

The boy came dressed as Jesus.

He was sent home because his costume might offend other students and disrupt the education process! (OneNewsNow).

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Maybe school shouldn't be about costumes and should be about learning and improving oneself. I think the whole costume, party, decoration nonsense is in itself a distraction from the learning process... not to mention potentially offensive.

professor ed said...

I wonder if the student had come dressed as Moses or Judas Iscariot, or Abraham, would these have been offensive to Agnostics, or Atheists? I wonder if said student had come dressed as Muhammed, or Buddah, or Confucious, what then? While I agree with Kevin that costumes can distract from the learning process, if the costume wearer is required to research that figure, then this can also be a learning process, if political correctness stays out of the picture!