Go ahead, Easter and Christmas — be the religious holidays that dominate the candy aisles. But when it comes to the school calendar and what we consider official holidays? Time for Santa and the Bunny to step aside and let the holidays that other Americans celebrate have a chance. This is what the Fairfax County School Board has been wrestling with in a drawn-out, contorted debate about whether to expand the holiday calendar to add Jewish and Muslim holidays, something school districts across the nation already have done.
Not every student is Christian. So why don’t all school districts recognize that?
March 5, 2021