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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:09 PM

Investigation Looks For Muslim Bias In Texas Schools, Finds Christian Bias Instead

Investigation Looks For Muslim Bias In Texas Schools, Finds Christian Bias Instead

A bizarre chain email sent to district and school board officials in the Dallas area this October titled “IRVING ISD INDOCTRINATING ISLAM” inspired a recent investigation of “Islamic bias” in the district’s curriculum. Despite the outlandish claims, the district requested that an official from the organization that created the curriculum to respond. The results of a 72-page investigation done by the organization were not surprising: there’s a Christian bias in schools, not a Muslim one.

The official told the board that a bias toward Islam didn’t exist, even mentioning that “she hired a ‘very socially and fiscally conservative’ former social studies teacher who ‘watches Glenn Beck on a regular basis’ to seek out any Islamic bias in CSCOPE .” She “asked her to look for anything she would consider the least bit controversial.” The Dallas Morning News has the details of an investigation that mentioned “every religious reference in the CSCOPE curriculum, from kindergarten to high school”:

- Christianity got twice as much attention in the curriculum as any other religion. Islam was a distant second.
- The Red Crescent and Boston Tea Party reference mentioned in the email were nowhere in CSCOPE’s curriculum, although they may have been in the past.
- If there was any Islamic bias in CSCOPE it was “bias against radical Islam.”

This isn’t the first time Texas has debated the perceived presence of too much Islam in its school books. In 2010, the Texas Board of Education banned any books that “paint Islam in too favorable of a light.”

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/12/1321841/texas-school-islam-christian-bias/

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The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
marmar Dec 2012 #1
Mariana Dec 2012 #2
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #3
Douglas Carpenter Dec 2012 #4
Thav Dec 2012 #7
EC Dec 2012 #5
Thav Dec 2012 #6
dmr Dec 2012 #8
louis-t Dec 2012 #9
louis-t Dec 2012 #10

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:16 PM

1. K/R. Stupid people are unintentionally hilarious.

nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:40 PM

2. I can't believe people still believe

anything they read in those idiotic RW chain e-mails that go around. How fucking gullible can these people be? And, of course the curriculum is biased in favor of Christians and Christianity. The fundies on state school board have been working for years to make the public schools promote Christianity. My kid attended public high school in that area from 2009 to 2011, when we moved away from there. They could have just asked her or any other non-Christian kid what goes on.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

3. Who was surprised?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:48 PM

4. then why is the United States even in Texas on the verge of implementing Sharia Law?



Explain that!!

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:00 PM

7. Because they are!

If you don't see that then you're blind! It's happening! Right now! You have to take a STAND against it!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

5. They did this because of a chain letter?

How stupid does one have to be?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:58 PM

6. "Christian Bias?"

"Well, that's alright then."

I'm sure that was said.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:07 PM

8. I wonder how many dollars were wasted on this.

Money that could be put to good use on the students and teachers.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:34 PM

9. All I can say is

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:36 PM

10. Teabaggers think Dearborn, MI has Sharia law.

When one nut said that to me, I told him to go verify that with the mayor of Dearborn, who happens to be Irish .

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