Tuesday, January 29, 2013

School Accommodates Muslim Students' Prayer Needs If They Have High Grades

The Washington Post reported yesterday on an interesting method of accommodating Muslim students' religious needs at Prince Georges County, Maryland, Parkdale High School. The suburban Washington D.C. school allows students who are members of the Muslim Students Association and who have parental permission to do so to leave class and pray together for 8 minutes each day so long as the student has high grades. Ten students currently qualify for the daily pass, and another student is working hard to raise his grades so he can join the prayer group.