A Montgomery County school board member is offering a resolution to declare Inauguration Day a holiday in Maryland’s largest school system, against the recommendation of Superintendent Jerry D. Weast.
More than 3,000 people have signed an online petition asking Weast to give students and teachers the day off, and the topic has burned up parent-teacher e-mail lists. Montgomery is one of a few large school systems in the Washington area that plan to hold classes when Barack Obama is sworn in as president Jan. 20.
Montgomery school board member Christopher S. Barclay (Silver Spring) introduced a resolution Tuesday to declare a holiday, noting that the inauguration of the first African American president will be “unlike any event that we are likely to witness again in our lifetimes.”
Yes it will be historic. So make the kids go to school and watch it on TV then actually teach something about the Presidency. I know teaching in a public school is a novel concept but then again this will be a historic day.
I’m not surprised that the Obamatons have infected our school systems.