Outrage over school's Islamic culture lesson
Did teacher go too far?
- Duration 3:47
- Date Feb 27, 2013
Did teacher go too far?
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Thank you so much Steve well this is not what parents had in mind when they sent their kids to school earlier this month.
Students were told that they could put on these -- -- in a lesson about Islam than they were told to referred terrorists as freedom fighters.
-- the block as one of the students of chewing him out this morning along with her mother April good morning to the both of you.
Good morning great to -- that you -- freshman in high school and what was this part of what was as part of a geography class -- religious class what was it.
That it was say world geography class eight.
So it's an AP class we -- -- -- -- talking about different geographic regions across the country in the religions in this particular country.
Well we we never -- -- Janie -- tell about religions of you know other countries -- in this Middle Eastern unit we had gone into detail about this -- Islamic faith and religion and so the teacher it's my understanding brought Indies and burgers which are emblematic of of what women who are.
Observing the strictest part of his -- art are forced to where were you forced to Wear this or was this some sort of a volunteer activity.
You know we were definitely not forced it was a volunteer.
And at the B and class she told us that it.
-- so afraid to come -- and child mind.
Now I understand but April is the mom of -- -- you did not.
Know about this happening in the class until he saw something on FaceBook explain how you can -- -- The same -- it probably you did the picture.
You know we don't ever you know I was aware of countries that they were study in them a couple of weeks ago you know we and we studied on -- you know so.
It wasn't that that I wasn't aware of the countries there are studying in -- you know when we went over the Russia and I ahead ask your questions about certain things as any parent -- when they bring their schoolwork home.
I you know -- asked about the Burke and and would that would that assumption it it was a cultural thing.
Of course you know I hate to say you know I was ignorant and the you know.
-- pressure inside of it to but you know if you'd trust the school -- -- small town you're -- there you know doing their best you know and and -- You know I'm really have -- -- did until that point -- -- -- questioner and and looking at the school work and ask Aaron detail what was going on -- -- when I started reading the worksheets -- CN.
But there were steady in on is when I became alarmed and went up you know -- -- -- more questions.
It's so -- part that you were alarmed about was how they were talking about the freedom fighters and sort of the impression that they were giving about terrorism micro -- Correct.
You know the funny thing was is -- ahead had told me you know the whole time the teacher was teaching this thing.
That you know they attached on you know they started with Israel and start talking about Palestine and went on in two you know they -- -- countries touched on Egypt -- that they test a little bit -- he has some.
But they went straight on to the nation of Islam and they focused on and Matt what's that you know I think issues -- -- -- really focused on.
Is on the net never touched on christianity if it was and that agenda but they never DN yes and I and I went on it could talk about the terrorists.
And I understand your point and we don't have an -- sometime to get into an all the Cheshire christianity is not allowed to be -- for the most part.
In in schools but yet this part.
-- history was I gotta get in the statement from lumber -- and the school there at the lesson that was offered focused on exposing students to -- -- cultures religions customs of belief systems.
The lesson is not teaching a specific religion and students volunteered.
To Wear the clothing.
As we said a Matalin in April thanks much for sharing your story with us this morning have a great us.