PC Nonsense: Easter Eggs Renamed "Spring Spheres"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

You know those oval-shaped colored things that appear this time of year, the things that kids hunt for? Of course you do -- they're called Easter eggs. But not at one school in Seattle -- there, they are called "spring spheres."

According to the Daily Mail, a 16-year-old girl who identified herself only as Jessica called into a radio show on KIRO to break the news. She said she was volunteering at an unnamed public school and she decided to give her kids Easter eggs as gifts.

"At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that." Jessica said.

Jessica said she was hesitant because she knew the school had "abstract behavior rules."

"I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica said. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs." 

Jessica agreed, but the children didn't.

"When I took them out of the bag, the teacher said, 'Oh look, spring spheres' and all the kids were like, 'Wow, Easter eggs.' So they knew." Jessica said.

The Daily Mail reached out to the Seattle Schools District to confirm the girl's story, but the district could not do so.

"We have asked around about it but have not heard that it happened," a spokesperson said. "It's a big district. Usually when something like this happens we hear about it."

However, the district's guidelines for observing religious holidays show something like this is indeed possible. It states:

Any program which might be interpreted as religious indoctrination or which promotes or favors the beliefs and practices of any one or several religious faiths, or non-faiths, shall be avoided.

Another piece of circumstantial evidence -- the city's parks department has removed the word "Easter" from all of the advertising related to egg hunts in the parks.