Annual Kindergarten Show Canceled to Allow Kids to Focus on College

A beloved annual kindergarten show at a New York school was canceled this week by administrators in an apparent effort to prepare the five-year-olds for college, probably by teaching them that you can't trust anyone.

Administrators at the Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, New York, recently sent out a series of letters alerting parents that the annual song-and-dance show their children had been preparing for wasn't good enough for their looming college applications.

"The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills," the letter says.

The administrators further explain that the five-year-olds would be better off learning to become "strong readers, writers, coworkers, and problem solvers," all of which, ironically, are skills required to put on a show.

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