Oh, bartender: Whyte Ridge student’s career choice barred from Grade 4 memory book

A Winnipeg mother and her fourth grader are questioning an elementary school’s refusal to print yearbooks that state the 10-year-old wants to be a bartender when he grows up.

As the academic year winds down, a teacher at Whyte Ridge School — a K-4 building located in the southwest corner of the city — is compiling a “memory book” for the Class of 2022.

Students were recently surveyed about their career aspirations, so the mementos can include photos of each pupil and a sentence about their young ambitions.

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