My opinions on this will probably surprise you...
(CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. A southwest suburban school district has taken action, responding to the concerns of a Muslim parent.
But now, as CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports, other parents are angry that traditional school holidays will be renamed or even eliminated.
"That does not represent all the Muslims, all of the Arabs at that school," said Qais Nofel, the father of a student in Ridgeland School District 122.
There was some heated discussion between parents outside Columbus Manor Elementary School in Oak Lawn on Friday. The thought of no more traditional holiday celebrations has many parents really upset.
For now, children in Ridgeland School District 122 will celebrate fall festival instead of Halloween and winter festival instead of Christmas.
OK, point 1, the last thing I want is the dreadful government education system indoctrinating my kid into State-approved religious thought. Schools are for learning and learning only. Schools do an abysmal job of teaching as it is. They shouldn't be distracting the kids with silly holiday celebrations of any kind. Teachers should teach the curricula, and I will celebrate holidays at home where that kind of thing belongs.
The question of which religious practice should be acceptable in schools is like asking your boss what meat is allowed to be grilled in the office conference room. Answer: NONE! No religious practices should be allowed in any government school. They are there to learn and that is all. If Muslim kids want to pray like 14 times a day, then send them to private schools or home-school them.
Point 2.....I don't really have a point 2. I did an excellent job of summing up my thoughts in a single point.