Monday, June 30, 2008

Don't invite all the kids to your party, get charged with discrimination

Yep, you heard me correctly. A school confiscated an 8-year-old boy's birthday party invitations after they were handed out during class because it said it had a duty to ensure against discrimination. The boy handed out invitations to classmates at his school in Lund, southern Sweden, but did not invite two boys because they were not his friends (one did not invite him to a previous party and the other bullied him), the Sydsvenskan newspaper and Associated Press reported earlier this week. The school, 360 miles south of Stockholm, confiscated all the invitations, saying it objected because it had a duty to ensure against discrimination.

OK, now how jacked up is that? Your kid doesn't invite the whole class, and he is being charged with discrimination. Isn't this being a little bit too politically correct, particularly at the age of eight? What do you think?

1 comment:

briefs said...

Been there, just wait
We hand out invitations privately, not at school, so we can allow our kids to actually choose who they want and not be forced to invite the whole class.

Welcome to education today, angry parents, kids not learning and underpaid teachers. Nice recipe