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Muslim Group Criticizes Schools

Religion IN BRIEF

December 18, 1999|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Public schools should do more to accommodate students' religions, a Muslim organization contends.

Schools "barely meet the needs of most faith and minority groups," the Council on American-Islamic Relations said, citing policies in 11 U.S. school districts.

The group would like action on such matters as scheduling exams around religious holidays and scheduling classes to accommodate daily prayer, Friday midday attendance at mosques and off-campus religious instruction.

Other issues involve cafeteria menu options for those with dietary restrictions, excusing students from sex education classes and allowing student-run religious clubs.

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