By accepting this tree (as decorated) we are just teaching kids that it is acceptable to use garbage as decorations. We are just lowering the bar.
The larger underlying message of this “teaching” will not serve them well in the future (when they leave the increasingly wacky bubble that is Ridgewood) even though it is the larger underlying message that the BOE and VC is specifically trying to teach them.
Ridgewood kids used to go into the world with a distinct advantage over their peers. Now the BOE and VC seem hell bent on sending them into the world with a distinct disadvantage.
Common sense left the administrators long ago and now it is being systematically removed from your children unless you teach it to them at home.