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Submitted by sheila ginsberg (United States), Oct 13, 2014 at 15:06

Why is there a course in the teachers' union newspaper each month and promoted by the Administration of LAUSD called Islam.? It purports to teach Islam to teachers who are then encouraged to teach about Islam to the students of LAUSD? I have NEVER seen a course teaching about the fundamentals of Judaism ,nor of Christianity. I would guess that the version of Judaism understood of the vast majority of Christian students is untrue, and based on practices from 2000 to 3000 years ago.

So if encouraging the understanding of of religions is the goal, then how can this policy be defended?. Also, even if the teaching of religion can be removed and replaced by the teaching of the history if Islam, then how could Islam be portrayed as anything but a political/religious movement that has caused the forced conversions and deaths of millions of people?

I read that here in California students in one community were taken on a field trip to a mosque where they were said to bow and cover their heads.


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An article in Commentary bolsters your argument [123 words]PezDispenserMar 31, 2015 14:54222579
Apology [34 words]JanaOct 13, 2014 20:33218689
Yes, our colleges are losing their understanding of history; and no, we shouldn't try to dictate what they teach [324 words]Michael S.Oct 31, 2014 08:06218689
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Arafat was never a "Palestinian" [116 words]Michael S.Nov 21, 2014 14:54218689
Of Mice and men! [67 words]JanaNov 24, 2014 08:09218689
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If I were a geek man... [919 words]Michael S.Nov 26, 2014 15:47218689
If I were [218 words]JanaNov 30, 2014 06:57218689
Brigadoon [356 words]Michael SDec 4, 2014 11:55218689
Brigadoon [141 words]JanaDec 8, 2014 03:09218689
about dragons and such [378 words]Michael S.Dec 11, 2014 02:57218689
1teaching of Islam in LAUSD, schools in Los Angeles [175 words]sheila ginsbergOct 13, 2014 15:06218687
Teaching of islam [9 words]JanaNov 3, 2014 05:32218687
1Yes, Sheila -- there's something really out of balance here. [117 words]Michael S.Nov 25, 2014 10:32218687
1a crazy idea: Just cut off all the funds now! After all, I hear that we have a bit of a budget deficit. [4 words]MarkOct 12, 2014 08:50218650
Education or propaganda ? [31 words]JoseOct 11, 2014 16:01218640
No taxpayer funding for anti-American studies. [69 words]J. ArnonOct 11, 2014 13:23218636
1Middle Eastern Studies Centers Beyond Redemption [70 words]Richard H. ShulmanOct 11, 2014 09:58218625
1A very needed measure [32 words]Arthcur CohnOct 10, 2014 22:30218612
Defund It [78 words]MikeKuOct 11, 2014 22:59218612

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