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just want to know what you all think of this....

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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  Our school district had school today because of a snow day a couple of weeks ago.  I'm upset but want to know how other people feel  My daughter is mixed and we do everything to  make sure she respects her culture.  I just feel like we are living in a really stupid town for letting this holiday go, like it has no significance.

what do you think?

by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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drawers33
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM

My son is mixed. And if this ever happens when he is old enough to attend school, it won't happen. He will not be going. 

Randi02
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM

What holiday is it?

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UxorQuodMatris
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:41 PM

I think his accomplishments and his message can be taught and observed any day. Just because your child had school doesn't make it insignificant. If schools took off for the birthday of every important historical figure, they would never be in school.

 

kristinaleann
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:42 PM

MLK Day.............Personally I dont see any problem with having to go back to school for a make up day. MY kids have has to use part of their Easter week off to make up days before. Its not like they are having to go to school on Christmas day or something... JMO

Quoting Randi02:

What holiday is it?


mrsmilander
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM

I know when I was in school, they made us do a snow day makeup on MLK day, its better than making the summer shorter

luv_my_xiya
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:48 PM

hopefully they will be talking about him in school today...but i see nothing wrong with them making up the day today...if she were home would you be teaching her about him?

Just_Bethy
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM

I think you are over reacting. School is open on almost every one of our 8 Sabbats ..they still go..Teach your child about MLK day after school..(Actually they do a lot on him IN school as well)...





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nikkiJ86
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Yeah, I thik it's kind of messed up that they would just choose his birthday, like it has no importance. Why didn't they choose President's Day or something like that?

offrdngal
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 3:37 PM

I personally feel that this day should be celebrated in school.  The children should be learning about Martin Luther King Jr., instead of playing outside not caring who he was or what he did.  All most of them know about him, is that they get a day off of school.

Terri

xx_erika
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM

I personally don't see how NOT having school is celebrating the life of MLK. I'm not sitting at home reading up on MLK literature, or watching a documentary on his life... I'm on Cafemom. lol

If my college classes had been in session today, we'd be learning about him, which is more of a celebration than my Law & Order: SVU marathon and posting on Cafemom.

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