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Old 11-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Arrow Massachusetts School District Marks Muslim Holiday

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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As different faiths become a majority in certain schools & even school districts, we'll see more of this.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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I have no problem with building non Christian days off into the school calendar. If I'm not of that faith then its no different than teacher training days that are built into the school calendar.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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Give them say three floating holidays the parents can pull their kids out of school for for whatever reason, and then eliminate all religious holidays.
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Best idea yet. No faith can then claim other faiths are getting preferential treatment.
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Give them say three floating holidays the parents can pull their kids out of school for for whatever reason, and then eliminate all religious holidays.
I don't have a problem with that either but it would probably be a disaster irl especially with end of semester final exams or major assignments in the upper grades. IMHO anything that shortens the length of summer vacation is a good thing and if a school district wants to build in extra days off during the school year I wouldn't complain.
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Why is it that no one wants kids to have a childhood anymore?
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Summer vacation is too long. I loved the schedule the kids had in the UK. 6 weeks off during summer. Two weeks between each of 3 terms & a week long half term holiday. They were off for decent periods of time over more of the seasons - got a good physical break from school & summer vacation wasn't long enough to drag or for them to forget what they'd learned.
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Give them say three floating holidays the parents can pull their kids out of school for for whatever reason, and then eliminate all religious holidays.
Give them say three floating holidays the parents can pull their kids out of school for for whatever reason, and then eliminate all religions. Damn fairy tales have been damaging this world for much too long.

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Old 11-08-2011, 01:43 AM   #10
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Give them say three floating holidays the parents can pull their kids out of school for for whatever reason, and then eliminate all religions. Damn fairy tales have been damaging this world for much too long.
Yeah, that 'religious freedom' thing; we gotta stamp that out. Shoot anybody who does not agree. Chairman Mao and Joe Stalin had it right all along!
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I never mentioned shooting...I was just stating my view.... freedom of speech thing.
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Why is it that no one wants kids to have a childhood anymore?
Summer vacation was never about the kids having a childhood it was a compromise to get farming families to allow their children to attend school. In most areas now children are not needed at home to work the farm and that model should change. I would much rather see a 6 week cycle of 6 weeks of school followed by 1 week off and 2 weeks off in the summer. The kids early grades do mostly busy work the last 3 weeks of school and September to November is spent reviewing material from the year before. They would get a better and more consistent education if they didn't have 8 weeks off over the summer.
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I don't care about summer vacation. Just start school at a reasonable hour in the morning. Getting up at 5 am to catch a bus to middle school is ridiculous, and high school starts 90 minutes earlier. Children do not need to get out of school at 2:30 to study, or attend sports, or work a part time job. They need to go to SCHOOL. That should be their priority.
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I don't care about summer vacation. Just start school at a reasonable hour in the morning. Getting up at 5 am to catch a bus to middle school is ridiculous, and high school starts 90 minutes earlier. Children do not need to get out of school at 2:30 to study, or attend sports, or work a part time job. They need to go to SCHOOL. That should be their priority.
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Summer vacation was never about the kids having a childhood it was a compromise to get farming families to allow their children to attend school. In most areas now children are not needed at home to work the farm and that model should change. I would much rather see a 6 week cycle of 6 weeks of school followed by 1 week off and 2 weeks off in the summer. The kids early grades do mostly busy work the last 3 weeks of school and September to November is spent reviewing material from the year before. They would get a better and more consistent education if they didn't have 8 weeks off over the summer.
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I get the "inclusion and respect thing". What I do not get is cancelling the Christmas parties while including and respecting. Besides kids do not care one way or the other, it is just another day off or a disruption in the schedule. This is all to kiss the collective rears of adults who feel disenfranchised or under represented.

Also, Cambridge is known as "The People's Republic of Cambridge"...
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