School Removes Christmas, Yom Kippur From Calendar Rather Than Adding Eid
[su_right_ad]Muslims want Montgomery County, MD schools to treat Eid the way the do Christmas and Yom Kippur. However, rather than give Muslims parity, they just removed all religious holidays from the calendar.
Students in Montgomery County will still have off from school on Christmas and Yom Kippur — but the school calendar will no longer call those holidays “Christmas” or “Yom Kippur.”
The county’s Board of Education voted Tuesday afternoon to remove any mentions of any religious holidays on the calendar next school year…
County executive Ike Leggett said Monday he would have taken a different tactic if the decision were up to him.
“I would simply add Eid to the existing holidays they already have without substituting any other holidays,” Leggett said…
County officials say the size of the county’s Muslim population doesn’t warrant closing schools.[su_csky_ad]