Islamic Education & Freedom Forum
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Islam Induction in
our Public School Textbooks
|Council of Islamic Education and the
Freedom Forum of the First
Amendment co-authored "Teaching about Religion in National and State
Social Studies Standards."
Pg 25 in the Executive Summary of this publication it states: "In those states with standards that violate the guidelines, pressure should be brought to bear to make necessary modifications in advance of normal revision cycles." (emphasis mine)
In the excerpt below, Council of Islamic Education expresses an objection that "Coverage of religion in the early grades is largely superficial" and discusses teaching younger children with more depth.
Are those chills going up my back? The Council of Islamic Education wants to go even deeper and with younger children? Below also shows an accusation that Christianity is favored. That certainly is not the case today!
At the Council of Islamic Education site, www.cie.org, I noted that Charles Haynes, director of the religious liberties program of First Amendment Center, is quoted to say that it is important when teaching religion to also present "secular ways of understanding the world." This might explain why I find so much atheist philosophy promoted in my son's textbook? (psssp, atheism is not a religion)..
Excerpt from Council of Islamic Education website:
"Teaching about Religion in
National and State Social Studies Standards" is the first study to
examine how the new standards movement deals with religion. The finding
that standards cover religion is significant, Mansuri says, because the
content of national and state standards largely determine if, when, and
how religion is studied in the classroom.
A copy of this joint publication can be found at the Center for Islamic Education, which received top billing as author.