NY Teacher Ruins Christmas

What a.. scrooge. Apparently, a 2nd grade teacher in New York decided to take it upon herself to inform her young students that Santa Claus isn’t real.

The incident occurred innocently enough during a geography lesson, when students noted that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole.

The teacher promptly told the kids Jolly Old Saint Nick doesn’t exist and that it’s their parents who leave presents underneath the tree every year.

The school’s principal has yet to confirm the allegations and the superintendent was unavailable for comment.

Maintaining childrens’s belief in myths can be a tricky task for teachers. In 2008, a teacher in England got into trouble for telling stunned students that “only small children believe in Father Christmas.” And in September, parents in Leigh Acres, Florida were outraged when a teacher told students the tooth fairy isn’t real. Though at least that ones a little easier to do away with.. I mean the going rate for molars varied from house to house when I was growing up, so I’d just assumed she was very inconsistent.

And although teachers sometimes spoil the holiday fun–and the internet age doesn’t make it any easier for Kris Kringle- last year Pete Fontana, who runs Operation Santa out of the United States Post Office in midtown Manhattan, estimated that they’d receive 2 million letters addressed to The North Pole.

I don’t know how it works in your house, but if the Dempsey kids don’t believe in the big guy, he doesn’t come.

What do you think about educators ruining stuff like this for kids? Shouldn’t the parents be allowed the luxury to screw it up on their own?!

-Katy