The idea of ALL Religion being removed from public schools has been addressed in this section many times. But I want to know, for those of you who have kids in public school what do you do when they have parties, show movies or have classes that include religious beliefs other than your own?
Many schools have Halloween parties, Christmas Parties or watch related films the last day of that week or before break as a treat to the kids. And since a growing number of people are seeing these (and other celebrations) as belonging to specific religious paths, what do you do when your child is exposed to religious celebrations other than those that you yourself are involved in or agree with??
Do you allow your children to partake or do you pull them out? How do you feel about Children participating in thinks like this?
Answer by bebita at 12:36 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
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Answer by gmasboy at 1:08 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
In the 10 years that I have had a child in our local public elementary school, religion has only ever come up once. That was when the Gideon society came to hand out bibles to the grade 5 class (which my daughter was in at the time). At first they came unannounced and the principal sent them away, telling them to make an appointment. When they had a date booked, the principal sent a letter home to all the parents with a section at the bottom to fill in if you wanted your child removed from the class.
Why only the grade 5 class? I have no idea, but my cynical nature tells me it's because they are old enough to understand and young enough to still be impressionable.
Answer by beeky at 1:55 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
My Boys are home schooled and this is one of the reasons why.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by Kaelansmom at 3:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2009