Texas school board debates 'pro-Islamic' bias in textbooks
Members weigh demanding changes in way books portray Muslims, Christians. Texas considers banning 'pro-Islam' textbooks. Full article link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39311882/ns/education_nation/
It appeared that Texas had finished battling over textbooks — with social conservatives winning a clear victory in May — but the Texas State Board of Education is taking up another explosive curriculum question: Are Texan youth being fed a sugar-coated version of Islam while Christianity is unfairly taken to task for its sins?
At a three-day meeting that started Wednesday, the board is scheduled to consider a resolution that would require it to reject textbooks that it determines are tainted with teaching “pro-Islamic, anti-Christian half-truths and selective disinformation,” a bias that it argues is reflected in current schoolbooks
Answer by pixie_trix at 6:41 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
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Answer by SabrinaBean at 6:05 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Well here is the thing. They can change the books and put their crap in it. Never mind most of what they want to put in it is inaccurate or biased. I will choose to not use textbooks that knowingly come from Texas publishers. As a teacher, I will choose to use other materials. I present the truth and I will not sugar coat it. The U.S has done many things that are embarrassing. I want my students to see positives and negatives things we have done...so we will not repeat the negative things. Islam is not bad as a whole. There are extremists, heck there are extremist in Christianity.
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:55 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:51 AM on Sep. 24, 2010
I love this comment that was left by "Falstaffsmind" on the msnbc.msn.com website:
For too long our kids have been immersed in the Arabic number system. These digits clearly show an Islamic bias, especially in my bank account. And while we are at it. The new moon phases will be: Full, Gibbous, Quarter, Satanic and New.
The Texas School Board is little more than a socially acceptable hate group engaged in Political Activism.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:54 AM on Sep. 24, 2010
Here is a rebuttal from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund regarding the claims made by the conservative Texas Board of Education (which maybe should rename themselves the Texas State Bored of Education). It's worth the read, for those who are interested in keeping our children truly educated and not merely indoctrinated. It shows how skewed the perception is of that board, or how skewed they want the textbooks to be.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:59 AM on Sep. 24, 2010