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Wayland High School in Wayland, MA recently finished mid-year exams. Traditionally after the exams are finished, they run Winter Week in which students engage in enrichment. For the last two years, Winter Week has included a movie watched as an entire school by all of the students. The movie each year is chosen by Wayland High School Student Council for the purpose of bringing the school together with a positive message.
This year Wayland High School Student Council chose the feel-good, PG rated, 1993 Disney comedy Cool Runnings, about the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled Team. The story is about one of the most famous Olympic underdog stories ever as people from a hot climate country without snow, prepare for a winter bobsled event.
Hours after the movie was announced to the high school students and one day before the movie was to be viewed, the principal sent out an email saying the movie was cancelled!
Following the recent announcement that Cool Runnings would be the movie shown this year, I received concerns from members of our community that raised my awareness about elements of the movie that could be viewed as culturally and racially insensitive. After researching these concerns further, I felt that Cool Runnings no longer fit the purpose, values, and scheduling format for an all-school event. I decided to cancel today’s showing. While disappointing for students, I want to emphasize that this experience has inspired productive, honest conversation about stereotypes in the media, the nature of narrative, and subtle, racially insensitive messages as compared to overt racism.
We have become aware of criticism related to racially insensitive portrayals of characters in the movie. The nature of these concerns is important to validate and certainly does not reflect our mission as a school. More than anything, this event has demonstrated that active and engaged citizenship at WHS is alive and well. I am proud of the students who have listened carefully, challenged respectfully, and reflected deeply during this experience.
Wayland High School Principal
Over 150 angry students sent the principal a reply to her email disagreeing with the decision to ban this children’s movie. The email firestorm caused the principal to schedule an emergency forum with students the next morning. The Wayland High School student newspaper later conducted a poll surveying 115 students. 113 students thought the rated PG kids movie should be shown while only 2 students agreed with the principal’s decision.
Should this children’s movie be banned from Wayland High School or is this a case of political correctness out of control?
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In the United States for the year 2015, 50.1 million children attended a public elementary or secondary school.
Studies show that children who are constantly praised do not succeed more than those who are not. In fact these kids become risk-averse. This means they haven’t developed a strategy for handling failure.
Skipping or delaying vaccines puts a young child at risk for serious diseases. Childhood is a time in life when these illnesses are the most dangerous.
Texts, emails and phone calls can not only make homework time become longer, but may lower the quality and thoroughness of the work. In fact these distractions could cause 45 min of homework to be stretched out to 2 hours. Many kids (and adults) are addicted to checking social media and texts. As parents, it is up to you to help them remain focused on their work.
One way to do this is to allow them a 5-minute break after finishing an assignment to check their emails/texts/social media. Then have them go back to work on the next assignment. Allow them another 5-minute social media break and follow this pattern until all assignments are completed. Another take off on this idea would be instead of alternating breaks between assignments; you could have them work 20 minutes and then 5 minutes off. Follow the time pattern until all assignments are done. This will allow students to focus on schoolwork and satisfy the urges most people have to attend to their social media or texting.