03 Dec '11, 10pm

Teacher Called "Scrooge" For Saying Santa Isn't Real | Care2 Causes

Teacher Called "Scrooge" For Saying Santa Isn't Real | Care2 Causes

A second-grade teacher in Nanuet, NY, has come under fire for telling students that there is no Santa Claus and that their parents buy their Christmas presents. Parents are up in arms, with some labeling the teacher as “the new Scrooge.” Elizabeth Smith, principal of George W. Miller Elementary School, has not responded to queries but Superintendent Mark McNeill said he is investigating. The teacher made the revelation about Santa’s true identity during a geography lesson; students had told their teacher that they knew about the North Pole because it’s where Santa lives. The teacher is not alone in speaking up about the “truth about Santa”: Robin Robinson, an anchor at FOX News Chicago, angered many parents when she said on Tuesday that it’s important for kids to learn early on that Santa is not real , so that they not ask for gifts that are way beyond mom and dad’s budget...

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