Muslims make up 10% of students in NYC, or over 110,000 students. Such a big population of students should get recognition for their holidays, especially when their religion is the second largest in the world and America. And something is finally being done about this issue.
It is intriguing to see that something is finally being done to try to give students the day off. The problem though comes from two directions; the Muslim calendar follows the Lunar calender so there so no 100% garantee that the predicted day of the holidays are accurate (though with modern technology it most likely is) and two more holiday days off means a longer school year. I personally have simply missed school for the holidays and have caught up with work missed later but it would be nice for the Muslim religion to get the recognition. And I am sure my friend from middle school would appreciate being able to finally celebrate the holidays.
On Friday, the [City Council] will debate a resolution urging the state Legislature to pass a law declaring the Muslim holidays of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha to be observed holidays in the city's public school system.According to the resolution's sponsor, Council Member Robert Jackson, of Manhattan, the issue is a matter of fairness...( Benjamin Sarlin, The Sun)