Christmas is drawing near and, as has been the case for many years, that means the politically correct will be out in force trying to scrub all references to Christmas, and other religious holidays, from the record. This is particularly true in public schools, where the desire not to offend anyone ends up offending almost everyone: There's a lot of anger in Montgomery County, Maryland, after the school board voted to officially remove all religious holidays from the district calendar. The goal was to placate Muslim families tired of their kids having to go to school on Muslim holidays while children of other religions got their holidays off. The end result has been widespread indignation from people of all religious stripes. But religion is not the root problem. Public schooling is.
And the problem isn't just with Christmas. Public schools are now battlegrounds for all manner of fights between parents who have different views, different values and different goals for their children:Read The Full Article