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  • #31
    Originally posted by ChrisF1987 View Post
    This is a non-starter, NYSED says that schools must be in session for a certain number of days per year.
    I believe that the school year is defined as 180 days of instruction -- and a day of instruction is defined as five hours of classroom time. The Regents are not considered instruction, but various goofy assemblies are.

    Originally posted by ChrisF1987 View Post
    In order for NYC to get away with this they would have to remove two other school holidays and replace them with the 2 Muslim holidays.
    They can always peel one off of Spring Break or something like that.

    Originally posted by ChrisF1987 View Post
    What holidays will Comrade Bill remove? AFAIK the only leeway a local school district has with days off is in regards to teacher development day and (in some districts) Election Day is a school holiday as the schools are used as polling stations.
    Since he's been bending over backwards to the UFT, he'll have to wait for Michael Mulgrew's permission before he can rearrange the schedule. Teacher development days are stipulated by the CBA, and given the traditional preponderance of Jewish people among the UFT's membership, I don't see too many Jewish holidays spent at school in the near future.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
      I believe that the school year is defined as 180 days of instruction -- and a day of instruction is defined as five hours of classroom time. The Regents are not considered instruction, but various goofy assemblies are.



      They can always peel one off of Spring Break or something like that.



      Since he's been bending over backwards to the UFT, he'll have to wait for Michael Mulgrew's permission before he can rearrange the schedule. Teacher development days are stipulated by the CBA, and given the traditional preponderance of Jewish people among the UFT's membership, I don't see too many Jewish holidays spent at school in the near future.
      Got some facts and links to back up the "Jewish preponderance" claim?
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        Got some facts and links to back up the "Jewish preponderance" claim?
        And you have one iota of experience with the New York City Dept of Education? Albert Shanker, Sandra Feldman, Randi Weingarden: do you even know who they are? Did the UFT even have a non-Jewish president before the current leader was elected in 2009? Ever heard of the Brownsville Teachers' Strike? Were you aware that Jewish women -- just the women -- at one time constituted 56% of NYC's pubic school teachers, and at least 50% of the teaching corps as recently as 1960? In my thirteen years in NYC's public schools -- K through 12, 1975-1988 -- probably two-thirds of the teachers in whose classes I sat were of Jewish background. My Jewish step-father just retired from the DoE after 38 years there (special ed was his thing, teaching home-bound students.) Through him I met a number of UFT leaders -- all but one of them of Jewish background. Links? You want links?

        http://www.uft.org/who-we-are/history
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Mulgrew
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...on_of_Teachers
        http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.230...=3739256&uid=4
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Yor...strike_of_1968
        http://www.csjo.org/resources/essays...abor-movement/
        http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/...-united-states

        Those links should keep your lips moving for a solid year.
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        • #34
          Only Americans could bitch about getting day off, we have a day off based on a slaver and murderer so I'm not gonna freak out over a day for Islam.
          "The people never have the power, only the illusion of it. And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It's why they are so quick to fall in line as soon as someone else takes charge."
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            NYC Mayor announces change to the 15-16 school year. Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr will be holidays.
            Gotta make sure those one or two kids per school do not feel left out...

            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            What % of school population? If it's big enough, sure. Otherwise no. Perhaps get rid of them all?
            The United States is not a Muslim nation, at least not yet. We shouldn't be altering the school year just to satisfy the PC Nazi's.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Martok View Post
              Gotta make sure those one or two kids per school do not feel left out...



              The United States is not a Muslim nation, at least not yet. We shouldn't be altering the school year just to satisfy the PC Nazi's.
              So we should only have holidays for the majority? Nothing else? Interesting, so please explain why they have even ONE Jewish holiday, let alone two. Please explain.

              You might want to ready the original article and see how many kids it really effects. Facts are hard.
              “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
              “To talk of many things:
              Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
              Of cabbages—and kings—
              And why the sea is boiling hot—
              And whether pigs have wings.”
              ― Lewis Carroll

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                So we should only have holidays for the majority? Nothing else? Interesting, so please explain why they have even ONE Jewish holiday, let alone two. Please explain.

                You might want to ready the original article and see how many kids it really effects. Facts are hard.
                In NYC it's at least four Jewish holidays: Passover, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Chanukah. Usually Purim is omitted from official recognition.
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