Ok this has been bothering me since my oldest daughter started kindergarten three years ago, at christmas time (we are christian and celebrate christmas) she came home from school with books about kwanas and huanakka (i know i didnt spell those right lol) anyhow complete with coming home with dradels and singing huanakka songs, yet they cant teach about christmas, dont get me wrong i have no problem with my children learning about different religions and the holidays they celebrate but why can they teach about one and not the other? are you childrens schools like this and does it bother you?
What the f...?I'm a christian too
This cracked me up in the first answer!
Answer by ria7 at 3:59 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 AM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by mommie2twogirls at 8:53 AM on Dec. 18, 2009
I love my son's school holiday program. I don't believe one religion should be the focus of a school since (hopefully) it is a wonderfully rich in diversity. He learns songs and traditions from the Jewish faith as well as Christian. Then we also celebrate Kwanza in our home to honor his African heritage. In our home we celebrate several holidays from various faiths...not the traditional Christian holidays. One benefit we have from the private school we send our son to is that he also has that same diversity in his school. I greatly appreciate it and think his school does a wonderful job...or at least they do the best they can. It still has a larger percentage of its program devoted to Christian traditions but the majority of students most likely come from traditionally Christian homes. I sent his teachers a holiday gift, not a Christmas gift.Â Most schools do not exclude Christian tradition, they include others.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:57 AM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by mommie2twogirls at 2:47 AM on Dec. 20, 2009