Brickbat: That's Scary
Seattle's Lafayette Elementary School has barred students from coming to school in Halloween costumes this year. Officials at first said they didn't want to offend students from cultures that don't celebrate Halloween. After parents complained, officials said they banned costumes because they are distracting and take away from already limited instructional time. Despite that limited instructional time, the school plans to hold a "Harvest Party" this year instead of a Halloween celebration.