Diwali -- the next school holiday?

Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2011 12:46 pm
Several schools in our area have gone to year round schooling. It's a flexible schedule that allow kids to have the same amount of class time and holidays but spread out over the entire year. I can see this becoming more and more popular. The student is not forced to miss class time, or more precisely hours, if the family goes on vacation or whatnot.
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2011 06:57 am
joefromchicago wrote:
Diwali -- the next school holiday?

I think that makes a lot of sense. Silicon-Valley schools should institute the new holiday right after Alan-Turing Day. Turing is an icon to both the computer-science community and the gay community, either of which has more Silicon-Valley members than Hinduism. Also, unlike most religious figures, Turing is the perfect role model for the kind of intellectual excellence American schools should strive for.
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