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Should Halloween be kept out of the classroom?

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A school board in Ontario has decided to nix Halloween costumes in the classroom this year after complaints from parents that the holiday excludes certain students.

The District School Board of Niagara says parents have contacted them saying that some students feel excluded because they do not celebrate Halloween or don't have costumes. 

At some schools, Halloween has been replaced with a "spirit day," with school administrators encouraging students to wear orange and black, but not to wear costumes. 

But some parents are going to bat for the tradition of Halloween, circulating petitions and gathering hundreds of signatures to bring the celebration back to class. 

What do you think? Should Halloween be kept out of the classroom? 

Tags: Canada, Education, POV

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