Stacey, have you looked at their website?
I would have no problem with my kid taking the class, but the fact is that people would have a very different stance if you substituted the word Christian for Ashtanga. To pretend like these parents don't have a right to be upset when people think that all prayer must be taken out of all schools is wrong. It's either one way or the other. You can't allow one religious aspect and tell the majority that their's isn't acceptable.
The district is in charge of writing the curriculum and hiring teachers, though the contract stipulated that the instructors must be trained by the Jois Foundation
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Where do you see that they are bringing religion into the school?
We used to have a local minister as a substitute. He never brought religion into the classes.
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I don't see anything about religion there either.
Are they going to skip practice on Moon Days?
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My Spanish professor in college was Jewish (I'm assuming still is!) and she took off Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana so our classes were cancelled for her. Never once did I think that meant I had to become a practicing Jewish woman.
I am fine with that. The town we live in does not have a high population of Jewish residents so they just get an exempted day off. Teachers can take day off too.