How MCPS cancelled Eid-al-Fitr
Regarding “Textbook definition of discrimination” about religious holidays and school closures (Voices, June 13), I’m an American Muslim who lives in Montgomery County. I have worked on this issue for years. A couple of years ago, Montgomery County Public Schools promised to close the schools for all
students on Eid by scheduling a teachers’ “professional day” on the holiday.
This year, June 4 — the date of Eid-al-Fitr — was scheduled to be just such a professional day. However, due to excessive snow days this past winter, MCPS needed an extra day and converted this professional day to a normal school day.
Not so exciting
Jonathan Tobin writes that “Democrats have embraced Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) as new and exciting leaders of their party” (“Black-Jewish caucus must target Farrakhan, Omar, Tlaib and the BDS movement,” Voices, June 13).
They’re definitely new members of Congress, but I’m not so sure about the other adjective. Perhaps Tobin meant “inciting.”