An Australian school looking to raise money for a children’s clinic decided to host a “disability day.” But plans quickly went south when people heard that the event included a contest for the “best students dressed as a person with a disability.”

School officials say the activity was intended to educate students about what it’s like to live with a disability. Advocates, however, were outraged, saying that there are better ways to teach kids about disabilities.

As a result of the complaints, the contest has been abandoned. Instead, students are now being told to dress in bright colors or wear badges with smiley faces for the event in late May, reports the (U.K.) Telegraph. To read more click here.

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