Should Schools Celebrate Holidays?

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The Doctors discuss a recent news story about a school district that banned all dominant holiday celebrations in the name of inclusion.

SPPS issued a statement on holiday observances, saying the policy was written in 1974 and revised in 2008.

"The policy doesn't outright ban celebrations, but it provides clear direction from the Board of Education that programs and activities should be connected to learning activities," the statement said. "SPPS also encourages and supports learning about traditions and observances in a way that is equitable and inclusive of all students. Many schools focus on seasons and cultures more generally to encourage students to learn about each other and the world around them."