June 20, 2006, - 5:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Be happy your kids don’t go to Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For Kindergarten through 8th grade, it’s your worst nightmare.
From the “School News” section of the Cambridge Chronicle, about the only thing this school is missing is hot tofu and edamame school lunches, lacto-ovo desserts, and self-pedal school buses (ie., bikes):
Fayerweather celebrates Pride
Fayerweather Street School’s annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Day began with a spirited parade of home-made floats, complete with costumed marchers tossing beads, trinkets and rainbow flags to the audience.
Tossing Mardi Gras beads is a tradition at the Fayerweather parade. But this year, after learning about unfair labor practices in the bead factories in China, the children did the stringing themselves – more than 300 bracelets.
Fayerweather: Official School of Liberal Thumbsuckers
Following the opening parade, students, faculty and parents applauded the kindergarten performance of a play about two daddy penguins that want to have a family. Several classrooms presented reflections on gender, dignity and pride in verse and song.
Featured guest speaker at the morning assembly was State Sen. Jarrett Barrios, D-Cambridge. Barrios, who has two adopted sons, spoke about some of the challenges he and his partner face as a two-dad family.
More about the school’s anti-bias curriculum can be found at fayerweather.org.
We wonder if long-term studies have been done on how many psychotics, bizarros, and masochists this school has produced. We’d bet there’s a high correlation.
And don’t even think about dating a Fayerweather grad. Something about even fairweather friends being better than Fayerweather friends. No doubt.
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