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Parents Outraged by Rule That FORCES Students to Say ‘Yes’ When Asked to Dance

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Encouraging Inclusiveness

In an effort to “promote kindness,” the leaders at Kanesville Elementary developed a rule that prevents students from declining when they are asked to dance at school functions. On the brink of the Valentine’s Day dance, the Ogden, Utah school introduced the rule to their 11 and 12-year-olds so that no student felt left out during the festivities.

The longstanding rule may have been based in good intentions, but one parent’s outrage is challenging it and pointing out the adverse effects. According to the mom of a female student, taking away young girls’ choice in who to dance with sends a terrible message to them as well as their male counterparts.

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