I wasn’t suprised about Holy Thursday, but was suprised that schools were open Easter Monday. (I don’t know how important Catholics consider Holy Thursday.)
If we are giving the teachers and students off for Passover, why not Easter Monday? I can’t remember there being school on Easter Monday. Even from a practical standpoint, Easter is a huge holiday for families, and many are out of town, or having huge celebrations that day. It’s as big as Christmas for so many, and going into school on the 26th would be a big deal as well.
Jewish holidays in September are given off — I believe we had one just days after the school year started, this school year.
Why is there such outright discrimination against Christian teachers in New York City? Yes, they get Christmas off — it is a holiday. Good Friday is a holiday for some unions, and many businesses close early. But there appears to be more Jewish holidays than Christian holidays that are observed in the public school sysem.