What else is the school teaching? In Tennessee, 81 percent of the residents identify as Christian, according to a Pew poll. But according to school officials, the class is just following Tennessee state standards adopted by Gov.
Porterfield talked to the teacher about the situation, according to Spring Hill Home Page.
Please reach out to your schools administration, the directors, the BOE, and the state if you have a problem with our kids being exclusively taught about Islam. Even though they discuss Christianity a little bit during the Middle Ages, they are not ever going to have this basis for Judaism or Christianity later.
Tennessee Elementary School Lifts Fatwa Against Pork After Parents Complain In their defense, school district officials have observed that world history is hard to teach without giving students some basic understanding of religions.
If we are truly going to Grow Maury County together, then we need to openly talk and discuss about what we want to emphasize in our county. The state of Tennessee has recently September revised its standard for 7th grade as explained in Islam removed from draft Tenn.
This one should be removed. The teacher reportedly declined to provide a Bible because all the students have either read or seen a Bible. The fact that they were trying to get my daughter to write that disturbed me. If we are truly going to Grow Maury County together, then we need to openly talk and discuss about what we want to emphasize in our county.
Though he signed a bill against Common Core in May, the new TN Core standards are said to be very similar to the controversial curriculum. The assignment covered some sensitive topics that are of importance to Islamic religion and caused some confusion around whether we are asking students to believe in or simply understand the religion.
Is this happening elsewhere? So for the students to have to memorize this prayer, it does seem like it is indoctrination," Porterfield said. In an email to the Herald, Tennessee Department of Education spokeswoman insisted in an email that Tennessee public schools cover every major religion in sixth and seventh grades.
Principal Shanda Sparrow said students would not have to write the Shahada again. However, one parent told The Schilling Show that while the Koran was presented to students, the Bible was not.
The assignment covered some sensitive topics that are of importance to Islamic religion and caused some confusion around whether we are asking students to believe in or simply understand the religion.
The standards that we have in place from the State of Tennessee are newer standards that were developed in and implemented last year, school year.
The situation was first noted on the Facebook page of Brandee Porterfield, a parent of the school 7th grader. It is our job as a public school system to educate our students on world history in order to be ready to compete in a global society, not to endorse one religion over another or indoctrinate.
It makes no sense and it is not consistent. I do think it is the state sponsoring religion in schools. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
Laurel Truxell and others were pressured to pose in Hijab for the yearbook by the same teacher Cheryl LaPorte:Seventh-graders in the Maury County School District in Tennessee were issued an assignment in that asked students to write “Allah is the only god” as part of teachings on Islam’s pillar of creed.
The Arabic passage translates to “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah.” “I saw the assignment of writing the shahada in Arabic. Parents Upset that Middle Schoolers Assigned to Write ‘Allah is the Only God’ Sep 5, by Truth Revolt “A Christian child should not be made to write that.”.
Middle school parents in Tennessee are voicing concern with the Maury County School District after they discovered that their students were instructed to write "Allah is the only god" in order to translate the Islamic pillar of creed for a world history project.
It reads: 'There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah' Public recitation of the shahada is the first formal step in conversion to Islam but students were not asked to read. FAITH UNDER FIRE Students forced to recite 'Allah is the only god' 'Imagine the outcry if a study guide states Jesus is the Son of God' Published: 09/14/ at PM.Download