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Illinois School District adding Muslim holiday, dropping Veterans & Presidents days
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via Skokie School District 68 adding Muslim holiday this fall – Skokie
Skokie School District 68’s 2013-14 calendar for the first time calls for a day off on Eid ul Adha, a major Muslim holiday.

Not long ago, adopting a school calendar for the following year was perfunctory for Niles Township school districts, but not anymore. The village’s growing ethnic diversity has inspired more districts to break away from old patterns.

The township used to be heavily Jewish and many of its schools closed down only for high Jewish holidays and a few others like Good Friday.

Neighboring Skokie School District 73.5, though, was one of the first township districts to recognize the area’s demographic change in deciding on its calendar. That district’s school board made the controversial decision — at least at the time — to remain open for all religious holidays, sparking an annual lively debate.

More districts have followed District 73.5’s lead, even if remaining open on all religious holidays results in certain heavy non-attendance days.

District 68, the largest elementary school district in Skokie, has not yet taken that path, but naming Eid ul Adha a day off signals a big change.
“This was the first year I’ve been approached by a parent as to why we take two Jewish days off and no Muslim day off,” District 68 Superintendent Frances McTague said.

The District 68 Board last week discussed waiving three usual days off in the 2014-15 calendar: Veterans Day, Presidents Day and Casimir Pulaski Day. The state allows districts to get waivers to stay open for those holidays although District 68 has never done so before.

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Um okay, so a public school is thinking about replacing a patriotic holiday with a religious one.

Interesting.
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If we are to honor Christian and Jewish holidays, it is right to honor Muslim ones too. Not at the expense of federal/national holidays. Extend the school year a day or two, and be done with it.
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Kids shouldn't get days off.

Problem solved.

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JustinHEMI;73117 Wrote:Kids shouldn't get days off.

Problem solved.

Justin

It's for the parents more than the kids I think. But a good point is raised...other than the federal holidays, keep schools open and give 'vacation days' like employers give employees, and let the parents decide when their kids celebrate whatever.

Just publish mandatory attendance days for tests or whatever would require students to be present.
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Camper;73123 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;73117 Wrote:Kids shouldn't get days off.

Problem solved.

Justin

It's for the parents more than the kids I think. But a good point is raised...other than the federal holidays, keep schools open and give 'vacation days' like employers give employees, and let the parents decide when their kids celebrate whatever.

Just publish mandatory attendance days for tests or whatever would require students to be present.

Stop it. Seriously. All of this logical and reasonable thinking being articulated is polluting Al Gore's internets.
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Until we have a president, i have no problem with it.

As for veterans day, the school board (or whom ever is responsible for this) should be fired.
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Camper;73123 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;73117 Wrote:Kids shouldn't get days off.

Problem solved.

Justin

It's for the parents more than the kids I think. But a good point is raised...other than the federal holidays, keep schools open and give 'vacation days' like employers give employees, and let the parents decide when their kids celebrate whatever.

Just publish mandatory attendance days for tests or whatever would require students to be present.

I like it. It would give kids a taste of adult world too.

Justin
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Camper;73111 Wrote:If we are to honor Christian and Jewish holidays, it is right to honor Muslim ones too. Not at the expense of federal/national holidays. Extend the school year a day or two, and be done with it.

Bingo!
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