‘There Is No Santa Claus,’ Teacher Tells 7-Year-Old Students
A New York teacher has crushed the imagination of countless 7-year-olds. Just in time for Christmas, the second-grade teacher at George W. Miller Elementary School allegedly told students there’s no Santa Claus. Yikes!
The truth is, many kids probably already know this (one Mommyish staffer, for instance, admits she was raised to believe that Santa was just a fun, pretend thing). But most do believe in Santa Claus and it is certainly not a teacher’s call to tell them otherwise. Talk about school scrooge!
She also took the liberty of informing her students that Christmas presents are bought by their parents and not the white-bearded guy.
Needless to say, parents were less than pleased to hear this news. School officials have received many phone calls and complaints, and superintendent Mark McNeill said he was investigating.
Meanwhile, Fox News Chicago Robin Robinson news anchor angered parents Tuesday night during a live broadcast when she suggested that kids should learn early on that Santa isn’t real so that they don’t have unrealistic gift expectations.
â€œStop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,â€ she said. â€œThatâ€™s why they have these high expectations. They know you canâ€™t afford it, so what do they do? Just ask some man in a red suit. There is no Santa.â€
Robinson apologized the following day.