UPDATE: to the Oak Lawn religious holiday kerfuffle about which we've been entangled...
(CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. Following a school board meeting where parent complained about what the saw as an assault on traditional American celebrations, an Oak Lawn school district has decided to keep observing Halloween and Christmas, but only on the condition that Muslim holiday Ramadan is celebrated as well.
Given that there are 30% Muslim children in the school, I think this is probably the best compromise the school board could come up with. One important point was that the Muslim parents did not ask for Christmas and Halloween to be banished in favor of Ramadan, they just wanted their holiday to be recognized in addition. The stupid school board overreacted as usual with hysterical political correctness and banned all official religious expression. Actually, I wouldn't have a problem with that either, but for entirely different reasons that I've gone over already.
The simple and most logical solution is for the Muslims to establish a private school where they can practice whatever kooky rituals they like. The problem with Muslim-only private schools however, is that many of them are funded entirely by Saudi Arabia who send hostile Imams to teach, and the children get radicalized...in effect the school becomes a training ground for America-hatred and distrust. That presents a larger problem down the road.
Honestly, I don't know the best solution which is patriotically satisfactory as well as Constitutional in that it embraces the openness of our society and allows for all religious practices.