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School closed for Veterans Day on 11/10?


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Apparently the people on the Board of Education do not remember what 11/11 means (WW1 ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) but don't worry, Veterans do.

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The First World War did not end on November 11, 1918. The fighting stopped (which is why November 11 used to be called "Armistice Day"), but the war continued until June 19, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed.

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Because Veteran's Day is the only holiday that is being celebrated on Monday?

Actually, if you look into it, Veteran's Day is a day contracted with support staff and custodians (you'll find more Vets among the custodial staff than the teaching staff these days.) Without support staff and custodians, the schools can't be open.

I think the point of attaching political holidays to the weekend is that it causes less disruption to the school day. Open/closed/open makes it difficult for many kids to focus on school - it's the day before the weekend, then the holiday, and then the weekend all within one week. I think there's also some sort of energy efficiency which saves costs by not turning things off for two days, on for one, and then off again and on again.

Everyone assumes that holidays are all about the teachers (I'm sure our dear governor will assure you, but) - sorry KEA has NO say in holidays, teachers are contracted for 182 days and the BoE decides what days schools will open and close.

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Along the same lines is the fact that, technically, the United Nations is still at war with North Korea and the People's Republic of China. On July 27, 1953, an armistice was agreed to, which, among other things, brought the fighting in the so-called Korean War to an end. But, unlike The Great War, no peace treaty has been signed.

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Are you a moron???

Nope THAT person paid attention in History Class, which apparently you did not.... Then again, History isnt exactly taught properly any longer, so if you are, say under 35, then your Ignorance is understandable, if not Excusable.

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