How a Lesson on Islam Led to School Closings Throughout a Virginia County
The assignment, which invited students to practice written Arabic, renews a debate about the line between teaching about religions in schools and teaching religion in schools.
Schools in a Shenandoah Valley county in Virginia were closed and weekend activities were canceled after the schools became inundated with angry phone calls and e-mails regarding a world geography assignment that involved learning about Islam.
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Related Topics: Islam in the Classroom, Middle Eastern Languages
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