School Committee, residents debate school holidays

Dec 3, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Nashoba Publishing Online

A multi-year debate in Harvard is whether or not to hold school on religious holidays.

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Curiouser

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Dec 7, 2010
 
Mr. Joffe had the best suggestion of all: why not allocate one or two personal days to each student who may then choose, with parentel permission, which religious holy day(s) to observe.
This is the way of the private sector working world.
The Harvard SC seems to have 'holidays' confused with 'holy days'. Admittedly, some days are both but in this discussion the distinction needs to be front and center so as not to lose sight of the point of the 'debate'

“Only a fool says he knows all.”

Since: Jun 10

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Dec 11, 2010
 
Well, the word Holiday is Holy Day put into one. Holiday origonaly means a day set aside to worship god(s).

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