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Friday, June 27, 2008

They even regulate birthday card distribution in Sweden...

Geez, do schools really have to regulate birthday card distribution???
A second grader in Lund in southern Sweden was forced to take back his birthday party invitations because he hadn’t invited all the students in his class.

Two students were left off the invitation list, prompting the boy’s teacher to confiscate all the invitations, reports the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

The boy’s father has filed a complaint with Sweden’s Ombudsman of Justice (JO), which is now looking into the matter.

“We think it’s an interesting case,” said JO’s Carl-Gustaf Tyrblom to Sydsvenskan.

According to school rules, if a student plans to distribute invitations on school grounds, he or she must invite the entire class, or none at all.

Alternatively, invitations can be sent to all the boys, or all the girls, but simply leaving two students out is not acceptable.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ermmmm... well they already do this in Toronto. Teachers in my kids' public school make it clear that invitations are not to be distributed in the school unless the whole class is invited.

I get where they are coming from, though I am ambivalent about the rule.

I don't have strong feelings on the issue - we invite them by delivering the invites in the evening. The kids find it a fun adventure.

2:58 PM  

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