Monday's Letters to the Editor

Monday's Letters to the Editor

There are 4 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jan 17, 2010, titled Monday's Letters to the Editor. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The Redondo Beach School Board has decided to add Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur, as school holidays .

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Skippy

Torrance, CA

#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.
whatever

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jan 18, 2010
Truthhound wrote:
California schools might as well make it a day off. If they intend on celebrating the life of a convicted pedophile nutcase to further recruit little kids into the "lifestyle", there will definitely be a lot of empty desks. Rainbow flu on May 22.
"Recruit" little kids into the gay "lifestyle"?

Ok, yea.

It is much ado over nothing.

And several months past date.

The legislation was passed last fall.
Visiting Cowboy

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2010
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
"Recruit" little kids into the gay "lifestyle"?
Ok, yea.
It is much ado over nothing.
And several months past date.
The legislation was passed last fall.
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.
whatever

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jan 18, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Where do you people get this stuff?

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