Skip to comments.Litchfield schools will no longer get Jewish holiday off (VIDEO)
Posted on 02/02/2012 6:02:13 PM PST by matt04
Starting in September, schools in Litchfield will no longer get Jewish holidays off.
In a 5-to-3 vote, the school boar ruled not to observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Supporters say it's a fair decision to the majority of students who are not Jewish.
Opponents say it's creating a sense of intolerance.
According to a school board member who voted against the measure, Litchfield schools were once called out for not being culturally sensitive enough. She argues this latest measure is proof of that.
"Litchfield once again demonstrates its lack of cultural sensitivity and lack of flexibility when it comes to respecting the need of minority population families to balance ethnic and religious views with the demands of a rigorous education," Jenkins said.
Jewish students who take off during those holidays will get an excused absence, but some parents say that is not the only problem.
They say teachers schedule exams or major assignments right around that time and their children have to fight to catch up.
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Secondly, I have had plenty of exams and projects scheduled to be due or require work near Christian holidays in middle/high school and College.
I’m assuming this isn’t Litchfield Michigan.
That’s Amish country. LOL
As long as the school does not penalize students, who needs this time off to honour their faith, I’m ok with it.
Same goes for all religious holidays. If you need it off, take it off. Schools should not penalize students for this. But it is the responsibility of the students to bear their homework load when they take these days off.
I guarantee you that Litchfield schools will openly discriminate against both Christian and Jewish students. They will not blink a second when it comes to making sure all students are indoctrinated with Sharia law and sensitivity to our Muslim “betters.” That’s what Leftie teacher’s unions and school board enablers do. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Stupid Lefties, who’s gonna protect you when the Religion of PeaceTM members start killing you?
However when EID or Ramadan comes along, do you want to bet that ...
Back in the day the Jewish kids just stayed out of school. Everyone knew it was their holiday. No one really gave it two thoughts. They did not miss much, and no one was punished for missing the days.
Why does everything have to be so complicated and full of drama.
‘They will not blink a second when it comes to making sure all students are indoctrinated with Sharia law and sensitivity to our Muslim betters.’
Just call them and ask if they honor the Muslim holidays for Muzzie students.
No not Michigan. My alma mater if you will. I graduated from there. It is CT.
how long have you lived there peeps? I may know you lol My brother still lives there, in eyesight of the green.
The sound of the jackboot is coming—Soon Antisemitism will be popular.
Soon?!?!? When was it ever NOT popular?
Between the Left and Muslims, they both will labor mightily to destroy this country from the inside using our tolerance and professed democratic ideals to do this.
If the Muslims don't get special consideration now, they will soon. Likewise, Christians and Jews will be marginalized because their beliefs and tradition make Muslims “uncomfortable.” Want to guess who wins this argument in our PC and “diversity” cancer-riddled society? If you said Muslims, you get first prize.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
It difficult to measure how many Jewish people actually live in Litchfield and therefore how many people are affected because no one here records demographics according to religion.
They'll know this year when they see how many kids stay home. Most schools with large Jewish attendance close those days because kids staying home costs state aid based on attendance days. Better to have class days with normal attendance. Presuming enough Jewish students to close on these days to begin with, it's an odd decision.
I had excused absences for Jewish holidays and never found it a problem in grade school. I fail to see the big deal or why this is worth posting. If they refused to allow excused absences for a holiday, that would be a story.
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