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Church and State

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Church-State

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Church-State

NYC Mayor Adds Muslim Holidays to School Closings
Posted on Friday March 06, 2015

After much anticipation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all public schools in the five boroughs will now be closed for two Muslim holidays: Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Festival of the Sacrifice, and Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan at the end of the summer (this closing […]

Protecting the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Schools
Posted on Tuesday February 10, 2015

Throughout February, we are commemorating Jewish Disability Awareness Month, a unique opportunity to highlight the ways that we as a community can be more inclusive and supportive of people with disabilities. It is important that we keep in mind all the many facets of how so many of the issues we work on at the RAC […]

The Fight for Religious Freedom Continues On: Wise Words from the National Prayer Breakfast
Posted on Friday February 06, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama spoke at the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast was attended by legislators, officials and clergy, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Rabbi David Saperstein. The President spoke of the power of faith as an inspiration and unifying force, as well as the […]

The Harm that Vouchers Cause
Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

This week is so-called School Choice Week (January 25-31), when pro-vouchers advocates try to take over the narrative and promote their views that the privatization of public funding into vouchers and tax credits promotes educational opportunities and expands choices for parents and students. They could not be more wrong. School vouchers are a form of government […]

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