I’m shared between 2 schools (as ESL IA), and the 2 schools have pretty different atmosphere (culture?) about them, even though it’s the same district. Yesterday was Dr. Seuss birthday. In one of my schools it was a big deal, they created hand-made posters throughout the school, it was a spirit dress-down day. The principle sent us all email reminders, hoping as many people dress up as possible The other school didn’t seem to have such “Dr Seuss” celebration in the air. A few kids dressed up here and there. Very few adults . I asked a few teachers why do they think there is such a difference between the schools. One of them told me a very interesting reason: She thinks because the principle of that school doesn’t like Dr. Seuss. - Why? I asked her - Because she believes his books hold no educational value for the kids. That he is not a serious author . Hmm, I thought, that theory would definitely explain the lack of school-wide celebration. But why would a principle not like Dr. Seuss! Isn’t he the absolute favorite of the majority of kids and teachers! One interesting thing I learned about Dr. Seuss yesterday in that the same school with a principle-who-doesn’t-like-Seuss. He added the title “Dr” to his name NOT because he got his doctorate, but because people weren’t taking his books seriously. Hmmm, I thought. The principle of that school is Dr G. Maybe even that alone added to her disliking his books ? I only had a few conversations with her. But she struck me as being a bit aloof and somewhat conceited Anyway, the question is Do you know of a teacher or principle or aides who hold the same opinion about Dr. Seuss books? That they are not educational, not serious enough? Personally, I can hardly relate to those statements. He is my #1 children's favorite author and I just don't see how educations in school can dislike him and think his books are not beneficial to children!