In U.S. cities where Muslim populations are growing fast, families are pushing to make their holidays part the calendar in schools. Some cities have adopted the idea – but in the nation’s largest school system – New York City – the debate continues. Lily Jamali reports from New York.


Gustavo Gutierrez

August 12th

Rashaad, What about Hindu holidays? NYC is home to a large South Asian Hindu community. I disagree with altering the school calendar to accommodate every religious community.


August 10th

I think public schools should make Muslim holidays part of their calender. They have all the other holidays. For Eid, they should gave kids a day off, because Mulsim students will have to miss school almost every year, unless Eid is on a weekend, but thats not the point.

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