I have been confronted with the reality of a Christian-centered academic calendar and how it privileges and marginalizes. While Christians are assured time off for religious observances, students of other faiths must make arrangements to complete missed assignments. In most cases, it is an accepted practice by all involved. However, when the issue of attendance is the focus, there are some serious inequities.
The Department of Justice and teacher unions are opposed to the Louisiana voucher program that allows students to attend private schools using public money. Entitled the Louisiana Scholarship Program, it uses tax dollars to fund private school attendance. Low-income students who attend failing public schools are able to use these vouchers. The Department of Justice