Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MCPS is a Global Leader

Congratulations Dr. Starr and Phil and phriends.

You always wanted MCPS to have global recognition - and you've done it.

But not for academics.

We are seeing an overwhelming abundance of news stories about your decision to be more inclusive and proud of your district's diversity - or is it simply your decision to remove religion from MCPS Public Schools?

Tonight, Phil and Pat defended their decision on CNN.

Even the Times of Israel has picked up the story:

"On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to remove the religious designations after local Muslims had complained that the district observes Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, but does not offer vacation on any Muslim holidays.
“School Dumps Christmas to Appease Muslims” was how Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio framed the headline. Describing the issue as “a new battleground in the war on Christmas” and “bad news for you Jews and gentiles out there,” Starnes implied that the holidays will be eliminated rather than just not identified on the school calendar. (“That means no more Christmas, no more Easter and no more Yom Kippur,” he claimed, later noting that the school board “opted to eliminate all religious holidays.”)"
Great job folks!  Thanks for the great press!

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