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  • No religious holiday decorations should be allowed.

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  • All religious holiday decorations should be equally displayed.

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  • It depends on the religion of the majority of the student population.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    I would be either ok with nothing at all or a community group providing their own decorations, funds, labor, etc for a limited amount of time while the government allows for use of the exterior of the building or its grounds on a basis of anyone who requests can have access (provided that nobody else has requested that time slot first)

    I think either arrangement would uphold the separation of church and state.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    Feel free to answer the poll and elaborate on your opinions and/or experiences in public schools around the holidays.
    I think all holiday decorations should be allowed at the discretion of the student population...what they're willing to put into it. Even Festivus. Same amount of space allowed...whoever wants to display displays. Why not? It's who we are as a country.
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think all holiday decorations should be allowed at the discretion of the student population...what they're willing to put into it. Even Festivus. Same amount of space allowed...whoever wants to display displays. Why not? It's who we are as a country.
    Very good. If some private group or if a group of kids wants to put up a christmas tree or something then I'd have no problem with it but if the school has to go out and buy the decorations in any way I'm against it. The last thing any school or government agency should be spending money on is decorations.
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think all holiday decorations should be allowed at the discretion of the student population...what they're willing to put into it. Even Festivus. Same amount of space allowed...whoever wants to display displays. Why not? It's who we are as a country.
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Very good. If some private group or if a group of kids wants to put up a christmas tree or something then I'd have no problem with it but if the school has to go out and buy the decorations in any way I'm against it. The last thing any school or government agency should be spending money on is decorations.
    Really? Schools buy decorations all the time for all holidays and special events throughout the year and then reuse them every year. You're really against them buying any decorations?


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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    Really? Schools buy decorations all the time for all holidays and special events throughout the year and then reuse them every year. You're really against them buying any decorations?
    Stuff like snowflakes and other generic things are fine in my opinion (I am not roughdraft though), but I would draw the line at stuff like a menorah, a cross, or anything religious. That stuff should come from private funds.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Stuff like snowflakes and other generic things are fine in my opinion (I am not roughdraft though), but I would draw the line at stuff like a menorah, a cross, or anything religious. That stuff should come from private funds.
    I agree with you. I don't get the people (not necessarily on this board) that think Santa and Christmas trees are religious. I have talked to teachers and parents who are completely against anything that has to do with Christmas (like Santa, Rudolph, etc.) because they see it as displaying something religious. I guess there are schools out there that don't allow anything Christmasy at all in classrooms. That's so odd to me.


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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    I think holiday decorations are a great way of teaching students about different religions.
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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    I agree with you. I don't get the people (not necessarily on this board) that think Santa and Christmas trees are religious. I have talked to teachers and parents who are completely against anything that has to do with Christmas (like Santa, Rudolph, etc.) because they see it as displaying something religious. I guess there are schools out there that don't allow anything Christmasy at all in classrooms. That's so odd to me.
    I wonder of those people know someone who prays to santa or something. "Oh Rudolph, please shine your nose of enlightenment on me!"

    That's just weird.

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    Re: Holiday decorations in public schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    But my kid's school system has an egg hunt and egg games at school - ticks me off. I don't get how it was purely religious in one area of the country and some bizarre non-religious thing in another.
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