Honor Martin Luther King in Bozeman Schools

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In these divided times, Bozeman needs to pull together to honor compassion and tolerance. In the history of America, one man stands above all others in teaching these values: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Which is why it is time that the Bozeman School District properly honor Dr. King’s teaching and legacy by celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Dr. King's teachings on love and compassion are as relevant today as ever before. In 1983, Ronald Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a Federal holiday. In 2000, Utah became the last of the 50 states to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a state holiday. The holiday is recognized by school districts across the nation, including many in Montana. Is the Bozeman School District really this out of sync with the rest of the nation?

Failing to recognize Dr. King’s holiday does a disservice to the man, as well as his teachings and legacy. It also does a disservice to the community by sending the message that the Bozeman schools don’t place a high value on Dr. King’s teachings. This is the wrong message for Bozeman schools to send to our kids.

Let’s honor Dr. King and his teachings and help send the message that Bozeman schools celebrate Dr. King’s teachings and legacy. Let’s celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 



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