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    School makes teacher remove pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree



    A Maine high school teacher is complaining that she was forced to remove a small pink Christmas tree festooned with the character Hello Kitty from her classroom.

    Catherine Gordon is a math teacher at Bangor High School. She wrote on her Facebook page that "everything offends everyone all the time" and that it "just sucks the joy out of everything."

    The news of the pink tree's removal took off on social media Monday. Even Republican congressman Bruce Poliquin weighed in, saying the school went too far in ordering the tree's removal.

    WLBZ-TV reports the school superintendent issued a statement saying culture, traditions and holidays must have an educational component and must be tied to curriculum.

    School makes teacher remove pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree

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    depends... was she just having fun
    or a bent teacher with a PC agenda

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    I bet the green trees complained about the pink one getting preferential treatment.

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    Over regulation really is sucking the humanity out of life.

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    It's a school though and they've always been about over regulation.

    And to be fair Hello Kitty is shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    It's a school though and they've always been about over regulation.

    And to be fair Hello Kitty is shit.
    Don't tell dragonfly, he thinks his hello kitty butt plug is just the thing.

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    why not just put kerrokerrokerropi on a green tree ?


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    Whatever happened to the good old days in which the kid responsible for causing a problem like this would have gotten his ass kicked at recess?

    Yes, I'm a f--cking dinosaur and proud of it.

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    I'm with Ant on this one. Hello kitty is shit and any teacher using it should be disbarred from teachi.g.

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    Weirdo Westerners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    And to be fair Hello Kitty is shit.
    You'd change your mind if you saw my Hello Kitty collection!

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    Frankly that just makes me not want to go anywhere near you!

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    needs pics thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
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    Yep...
    Comes with the territory naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann
    WLBZ-TV reports the school superintendent issued a statement saying culture, traditions and holidays must have an educational component and must be tied to curriculum.
    So are all Christmas decorations banned?

    Was it because Christmas is 'culturally offensive' or because 'kitty' is offensive or the combination?


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    Perhaps the powers-that-be have found out that Kitty isn't a Christian.





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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    needs pics thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    needs pics thanks!
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    School changes its mind - Hello Kitty Xmas tree can stay

    A Maine high school has reversed its decision to prevent a math teacher from keeping a pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree in her classroom.

    Bangor High School officials had said Catherine Gordon had to remove the tree. The superintendent said the tree needed an educational component.

    But WABI-TV (Bangor High School Reverses Decision on Hello Kitty Tree | WABI TV5) reports principal Paul Butler said Tuesday that the school is now satisfied the tree highlights the "universal nature of holiday celebration." He says the tree is appropriate for a school setting.

    Gordon wrote on her Facebook page earlier that "everything offends everyone all the time" and that it "just sucks the joy out of everything."

    News of the tree's removal had taken off on social media. Republican congressman Bruce Poliquin said the school went too far in ordering its removal.

    School says Hello Kitty Christmas tree can stay after all

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