Utah elementary school students no longer have to say ‘yes’ when asked to dance

Feb 14, 2018 by

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Sixth-graders will no longer be required to say “yes” when asked to dance at a Utah elementary school Valentine’s Day party that came under fire after a parent learned her daughter wasn’t allowed to decline boys’ invitations.

“We are re-examining the procedures surrounding these dances,” Lane Findlay, spokesman for the Weber School District, said in a news release. “We have advised our schools to eliminate any sort of language in the instructions surrounding these dances that would suggest a student must dance with another student.”

A parent of a sixth-grader at Kanesville Elementary in West Haven complained last week after her daughter told her she wasn’t allowed to say “no” if a boy asked her to dance at the school’s Valentine’s Day dance.

As word of the rule spread, some worried it undermines what kid should be learning about healthy relationships — especially in the age of #metoo.

 

Source: Utah elementary school students no longer have to say ‘yes’ when asked to dance – The Salt Lake Tribune

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