A substitute teacher in Massachusetts told her elementary school students that Santa Claus wasn't real, making her a better teacher than the 99 percent of substitutes who are content to just put on a VHS copy of Voyage of the Mimi and play iPhone games for the entirety of class. Parents, however, weren't happy about this.

"My son said that she was really mean, and that he doesn't understand why she would say that, and that she's on the naughty list," one mother said to Boston's Fox 25. Counterpoint: there is no such thing as a naughty list.

The sub is no longer allowed to teach in the school—as you can imagine. The sub was provided to the school by a temping agency, which wouldn't comment on the status of this teacher's employment.


In the substitute teacher's defense, telling students that Santa Claus isn't real is at least telling them a scientific fact, unlike some of the things that are found in actual school textbooks.

Sources: Fox 25 Boston