Monday's Letters to the Editor
#1 Jan 18, 2010
Regarding Pam Absher's letter:
Christmas is accommodated on every school calendar that I know of, regardless of whether the time off is called Christmas break or winter break. Since the school week, by design, never includes Sunday, Easter is also accommodated. The schedule in most districts is designed, by default, to cover the two major holidays of the Christian tradition. As a student, I never had to make any special arrangements in order to observe the holidays of my religion.
My best friend was not so lucky. If he, an observant Jew, missed school for the major observances of his faith, it was branded an "Illegal" absence since it was not for illness. I don't recall that there were any major consequences for having an "illegal" absence, but there was a sort of stigma attached to it, and it often provoked comment from teachers and the school attendance office. Even as a kid, I thought that was unfair.
It sounds like the Redondo Beach Unified School District is making progress toward ending that inequity, but perhaps the better solution would be to allow each student a very limited number of days each school year to use for their religious observances. Some employers have "floating holidays". Maybe school districts could do something similar.
#4 Jan 18, 2010
"Recruit" little kids into the gay "lifestyle"?
It is much ado over nothing.
And several months past date.
The legislation was passed last fall.
#5 Jan 18, 2010
Ah, so sneaking it through the legislature with the tons of garden fodder created by the same corrupt morons who have bankrupted the state makes it all ok.
Of course, its designed to "recruit" little children into the deviant "lifestyle".
It's just that you hate little children too.
#6 Jan 18, 2010
Where do you people get this stuff?
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