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A New Jersey board of education reversed itself following a public outcry and has restored the names of holidays to its school calendar.
The Randolph school board on Monday night voted 8-1 to overturn a decision made earlier this month to replace the names of holidays with just the phrase “day off.” The panel also will create a committee to gain input from the public.
Criticism began when the school board voted in May to refer to Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day. Following complaints from Italian Americans, the board then voted to label holidays generically.
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Critics accused the board of bowing to so-called cancel culture.
An online petition called for Superintendent Jennifer Fano and members of the school board to resign.