Speed Reading — Level 4 — 400 wpm 

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A teacher in the USA has been allowed to keep her pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree in her classroom. Maths teacher Catherine Gordon was told to remove it from her classroom last week. The school head said it was an "inappropriate" Christmas decoration that did not fit with the way the school celebrated the holiday season. The head said there was a "concern" over "our balanced approach to holiday observances".

Ms Gordon said her tree had no religious symbols such as crosses or angels on it. She wrote on Facebook that she thought society was now too worried about upsetting people. She said her experience with her tree showed that in today's society, "everything offends everyone all the time". She added that: "It just sucks the joy out of everything." She told a newspaper that: "We've become intolerant to everything."

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