MERRY CHRIST­MAS (IT’S OK)

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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