MERRY CHRISTMAS (IT’S OK)
Three-fourths of Americans agree that Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, says a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted the same week that a Nebraska elementary school principal banned Christmas in her school — right down to candy canes, Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and the colors red and green.
“Most Americans continue to believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, and that there’s a place for religious symbols on public land,” said the poll analysis, which found that 74 percent of the respondents agreed that Christmas should be celebrated in public schools; 14 percent disagreed, 12 percent were unsure in the survey, conducted Dec. 6-9.
The outcome of the Nebraska school’s ban on Christmas suggests others may agree.
“Elementary school principal tried to ban Christmas. It didn’t go well,” reported the Omaha WorldHerald; the school district has released a statement indicating that the principal had been placed on administrative leave.