Saturday, March 17, 2012
A Massachusetts school principal has enraged the local community by renaming St Patrick’s Day ‘O’Green Day’ in an effort to encourage diversity and remove the Catholic element
Irish American parents and many others are dismayed by the actions of Lisa Curtin, herself an Irish American, at the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, Mass. Principal Curtin decided to rename Ireland’s national day in an effort to be inclusive and diverse and remove the religious factor. She says that she took the action to change the name to ease discomfort that some students might have in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Principal Curtin also rebranded Valentine’s Day, also named after a saint as Caring and Kindness Day. Parents have already called the decision stupid and illogical. Other parents, who say that Curtin’s heart is in the right place, believe her latest actions are political correctness gone too far.