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My Take - Holiday Hype

Will children that go to Alabama public schools be able to wish each other a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah in 2014?  This month the Alabama Senate voted 22 to 7 to  pass the bill allowing Children in Alabama classrooms to learn about Christmas and Hanukkah.  As of right now however, Christmas and Hanukkah are the only two winter holidays acknowledge in the bill.  Senator Quinton Moss of Montgomery tried to add Kwanza, but that amendment was two votes shy of being added to the bill.  The bill now goes to the house for approval.  Some Alabama law makers feel such a bill will help make it clear for educators to better understand what they can do in a public classroom when it comes to holiday discussions and celebrations.  At the very least, maybe this bill will prevent some of those holiday lawsuit that always pop up every December.  

I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" what's yours?

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