Update: The Toronto District School Board, of course, is always onside with this sort of celebration. What follows is a bit of Marx-lite blather from last year's announcement:
As we learn more about the history and achievements of the diverse peoples who live in our country and in our world, we take this opportunity to become more informed about aspects of Islamic cultures in order to address stereotypes related to Islamophobia. Making such knowledge and understanding an ongoing feature of our teaching and learning environment for all students will preserve the pluralistic values of our country and the institutions and neighbourhoods within it.Kids get to address Islamophobia-related stereotypes? All month long? Yipee! And how, pray tell did the board "celebrate" the province's first official Jewish Heritage Month? Here's how--with a big fat blank.
The Toronto District School Board therefore affirms our commitment to use Islamic History Month to provide learning opportunities and resources for students and staff.