But many people argue that students may be better served if districts were to keep schools open on MLK day, using it as an opportunity to teach lessons on the importance of the Civil Rights movement. Proponents of the idea argue that with classes canceled, students may not be exposed to information about why the holiday was instituted in the first place.
What do you think?
Should Shawnee Mission consider keeping schools open on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day?
- Yes. Schools should use the opportunity to teach lessons on the Civil Rights movement. (52%, 34 Votes)
- No. Parents can decide best how to recognize this holiday. (33%, 22 Votes)
- Maybe. I can see both sides of the argument. (15%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 66