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

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    No, your stuck sometimes where your stuck.
    Only if you choose to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Only if you choose to be.
    hahahaha
    No, sometimes you have no choice.
    example:ME

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    hahahaha
    No, sometimes you have no choice.
    example:ME
    So you're legally forced to live where you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    So you're legally forced to live where you do?
    No..but I get what he's saying. There are multitudes of reasons as to why someone is tied to an area. Could be finances, family, medical etc. It's easy to say just pick up and leave....it's much more difficult to do. Not saying it's impossible, or that what you're saying is dead wrong. Just that the decision is more nuanced than just "pick up and go somewhere else".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    No..but I get what he's saying. There are multitudes of reasons as to why someone is tied to an area. Could be finances, family, medical etc. It's easy to say just pick up and leave....it's much more difficult to do. Not saying it's impossible, or that what you're saying is dead wrong. Just that the decision is more nuanced than just "pick up and go somewhere else".

    As with all decisions it comes down to priorities. No wrong decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #99 View Post
    It is our tax dollars that fund these schools so we should have a say in what goes on in them!
    Would Muslims be in the "our" group?

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    I'm not a fan of telling particular public schools how to operate. If it ruffles enough feathers locally the people can vote the school board off. My guess is they will still take the days off, just call them something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    No..but I get what he's saying. There are multitudes of reasons as to why someone is tied to an area. Could be finances, family, medical etc. It's easy to say just pick up and leave....it's much more difficult to do. Not saying it's impossible, or that what you're saying is dead wrong. Just that the decision is more nuanced than just "pick up and go somewhere else".
    That's why I said if it's that important to you. For some the things you mentioned (family, finances, etc.) are more important than the school systems and there's nothing wrong with that. Doesn't change the fact that it's a choice that you're consciously making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    As with all decisions it comes down to priorities. No wrong decision.
    That's what I was trying to say. If school systems are that important, they take precedent over other things, if not, nothing wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Would Muslims be in the "our" group?
    Yes. But they will be the minority. Majority is supposed to rule in this country. Listen to the majority, quit catering to the minority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Did you vote for your school board?
    Just because you vote someone in doesn't mean they are gonna do what you like or listen to you.....

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    Here's where the whole "I can't send my kids to private school because of X reason" goes sideways:

    Finances-lots of parents work 2 or more jobs to make it happen, many forego vacations, new cars, even home ownership. It can be done. It's harder than hell, but it can be done.
    Location: Some families drive a great distance to take their kids to a private school. Don't believe me? Read any football thread detailing where the students live and getting upset because those students "belong" to X district. Again, it wouldn't be easy, but it can be done.

    In the end, a family makes the best choices for their family. If the best choice all around is public school, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If, thought, what's happening in the schools there don't meet your needs, you most certainly look at what options are out there, and be open to the possibilities that your children being in a school that meets your child's needs, or your standards, may mean some really, really tough decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    So you're legally forced to live where you do?
    You want me to change careers too?
    My wife legally won't let us move

    But I will move if you come sell my house, provide free daycare, and move my wife's and my family near us and also provide them jobs
    Thanks and hope to hear back soon so we can get things rolling

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    You want me to change careers too?
    My wife legally won't let us move

    But I will move if you come sell my house, provide free daycare, and move my wife's and my family near us and also provide them jobs
    Thanks and hope to hear back soon so we can get things rolling
    So those things are (and understandably so) more important to you than the schools. You and your wife are making the conscious choice to live where you do. It's not that you couldn't do it, it's that it isn't worth it to you. Nothing at all wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    You want me to change careers too?
    My wife legally won't let us move

    But I will move if you come sell my house, provide free daycare, and move my wife's and my family near us and also provide them jobs
    Thanks and hope to hear back soon so we can get things rolling
    Could you move nearer a private school and commute a longer distance?

    I didn't know bunker building was a career.

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