This story shows how nutty multicultural-secular-progressive-yadda-yadda school administrators have gotten:
Maryland public school students are free to thank anyone they want while learning about the 17th century celebration of Thanksgiving - as long as it's not God.
Whether one is religious or not, you can't be true to history without teaching that the Pilgrims were dissenting Protestants, highly religious, and Thanksgving was created and evolved with a religious meaning.
To tell the story otherwise is a lie. There's always been an "official story" taught in the schools, but to teach that Thanksgiving wasn't about thanking a Protestant God is just a lie.
One lesson I've learned as a parent is don't lie.
Here's more detail on the Pilgrims and days of Thanksgiving.