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cemy_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 18:28:43 PDT


I'm sure someone can help me in this situation.

As I've mentioned before, I teach high school in a US
Army installation in Puerto Rico. We try to be
politically correct and I avoid topics where
racial/ethnic differences might create a problem.

The federal credit union on base sponsors a Christmas
card contest where the prizes go up to $200 for the
winning design in each school. This year they have asked
us to limit the entries to religious images (meaning
Christian)and puertorican folk images. I can focus on
the local images without problem because I can say that
it's a multicultural kind of project. But I'm afraid
that some non-Christian parent might complain about the
religious aspect.

Should I just not mention the religious aspect? The
three kings (Magi) are part of the local tradition so if
the students bring it up themselves, I wouldn't censor
it. But I do not want to specify that it's an option.
Would this be okay?

I hope I have made my situation clear. Thanks a lot for
your imput.
Myriam

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