Students May Soon Learn Even Less About Islam In Tennessee Public Schools
|09/28/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
In a time of rising Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bias, the Tennessee State Board of Education is poised to approve new social studies standards for middle schoolers that would dramatically reduce instruction on Islam.
During a revision process that took place over the summer, members of an educator advisory team adjusted the social studies standards for seventh graders to remove a section on the “Islamic World, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s,” according to local newspaper the Kingsport Times News.
The newspaper reported that the discarded section covered the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad, as read more >>>