Minn public elem school does away with all holidays and other days

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    What possible distraction is it when you teach about Thanksgiving. Its history.
    The Gov goes out of its way to be tolerant to some but at the same time are very intolerant of others.
    We agree on Thanksgiving. It's US history. I'm referring to every other "holiday" that schools celebrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Yeah but this isnt a Muslim country and we should celebrate our American heritage. If they dont like it then be silent, it lasts a whole day. let the Muslims be tolerant.
    We shouldnt be celebrating any holiday in America other than our own that we have for generations.
    Should we celebrate Martin Luther King Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Should we celebrate Martin Luther King Day?
    You tell me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    You tell me?
    Yes but that's irrelevant. You made a comment that I found interesting and thought to ask you your thoughts. So?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    If anybody is going to ruin our culture it should be us Americans, right?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Yes but that's irrelevant. You made a comment that I found interesting and thought to ask you your thoughts. So?
    I have no problem with MLK Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    I have no problem with MLK Day.
    Figured you wouldn't. However, your previous post said something about ONLY celebrating holidays/traditions that we have been celebrating for generations.

    MLK is a relatively new holiday. It shows that we adapt.

    The country is changing , which I know makes a lot of folks uncomfortable, and that means how and what we celebrate will change (see MLK Day).

    So we either allow students to celebrate THEIR traditions in a PUBLIC school or we just say "folks, we're here to educate - not celebrate holidays."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    I have no problem with MLK Day.
    "Having no problem with it" seems like a different answer than "yes, we should celebrate it".

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    Should schools stop pep rallies, every kid doesn't participate in sports, band or cheerleading. Many kids never have school spirit and could not care less if the "The Team" wins or loses this weeks game.

    Should sports be stopped at schools, we all know that many athletes get special treatment from teachers and staff and get favored in class room situations. How about the poor kid that just rides the bus to school, does their work and get's ignored because they don't partake in any extra curricular activities...maybe we should disband the football, basketball and softball team because it makes these kids feel left out not being a part of it.

    Maybe the answer is to have school Monday to Friday week in and week out without breaks for anything. No Fall Break, Christmas Break and Spring Break, either because they make kids from poor families feel bad because they aren't going away on vacation. Also those extra 4 weeks out of school is an extra hardship on many parents due to having to find childcare for those 4 weeks each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Should schools stop pep rallies, every kid doesn't participate in sports, band or cheerleading. Many kids never have school spirit and could not care less if the "The Team" wins or loses this weeks game.

    Should sports be stopped at schools, we all know that many athletes get special treatment from teachers and staff and get favored in class room situations. How about the poor kid that just rides the bus to school, does their work and get's ignored because they don't partake in any extra curricular activities...maybe we should disband the football, basketball and softball team because it makes these kids feel left out not being a part of it.

    Maybe the answer is to have school Monday to Friday week in and week out without breaks for anything. No Fall Break, Christmas Break and Spring Break, either because they make kids from poor families feel bad because they aren't going away on vacation. Also those extra 4 weeks out of school is an extra hardship on many parents due to having to find childcare for those 4 weeks each year.
    None of those are analogous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Should schools stop pep rallies, every kid doesn't participate in sports, band or cheerleading. Many kids never have school spirit and could not care less if the "The Team" wins or loses this weeks game.

    Should sports be stopped at schools, we all know that many athletes get special treatment from teachers and staff and get favored in class room situations. How about the poor kid that just rides the bus to school, does their work and get's ignored because they don't partake in any extra curricular activities...maybe we should disband the football, basketball and softball team because it makes these kids feel left out not being a part of it.

    Maybe the answer is to have school Monday to Friday week in and week out without breaks for anything. No Fall Break, Christmas Break and Spring Break, either because they make kids from poor families feel bad because they aren't going away on vacation. Also those extra 4 weeks out of school is an extra hardship on many parents due to having to find childcare for those 4 weeks each year.
    Just home school your kids. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Just home school your kids. Problem solved.
    Same could be said of those upset with kids cutting out hearts, turkeys and Christmas trees out of construction paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Same could be said of those upset with kids cutting out hearts, turkeys and Christmas trees out of construction paper.
    Very true.

    Another reason to send your kids to Catholic schools! They'll never cut Christmas out of their curriculum.

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    Minnesota is an interesting state. Upper Midwest with many traditional values and a conservative culture, but an incredibly liberal state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    As I've stated in other threads regarding public schools I am ALL FOR getting rid of as many distractions as possible that take away from JOB#1 - education. The time and energy spent arguing over things like clothes, holidays, prayer, etc are just not worth it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    None of those are analogous.
    Wouldn't the examples I gave fit "Distractions" you mentioned in the the first quote here from you.

    The reason for wanting to end these celebrations is because it may leave "Some Students" out...sports leave out more students from school activities than the number upset over Valentines Day.

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