Two kids in our class have religious beliefs against Halloween and Christmas so now our class cannot have anything that has to do with this...except if it's patriotic. Our Chistmas play has to be "Yankee Doodle Christmas," and it has to be patriotic. Isn't my belief against patriotism as strong as their beliefs against Halloween and Christmas? Patriotism=commercialism. Why is it we can have a gift exchange when we can't celebrate Christmas?
About two weeks ago, we had what was supposed to be the Fall FAMILY Fun Festival. But it turned into the Fall CORPORATION Festival. The only way they got people to come to this was by bringing in Krispy Kreme donuts to sell and advertising them at my school. I didn't go.
Now at my school, everything has to be for sale. Me and the other kids in my class have been having to make little cards every day, and now we're just going to sell them away at a school "auction." My teacher is making us do this. It's supposedly for money for my school. Does the school really need it? They make us buy everything we need before the year starts. Then, we even had to buy extra for the school. They made us buy copy paper, they made us buy expo dry erase markers, some of the kids even had to buy dry erase boards. Then there's all the standard supplies we need (paper, pencils, glue, scizzors, markers, etc).
Last year, all our teacher focused on was good nutrition. Then, every Friday they sell us Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. I don't even know what the money was for.
Nothing means anything to anyone anymore, unless it has money involved.