One would think this was a school in Iran, but no, it was the Lumberton High School in Texas, right here in the United States of America.
Worse, John Valastro, the superintendent of the Lumberton Independent School District, claims this is considered "educating the kids." (Via Fox News)
Parents of the Advanced Placement World Geography students are understandably upset, as evidenced by April LeBlanc, whose daughter was one of those students.
April LeBlanc’s 15-year-old daughter was one of the students in the photograph. She told Fox News that many parents in the district feel betrayed by school officials.
“My biggest thing is not the burqa,” she said. “That was the key to opening up the rest. It’s scary how far they dove into the Islamic faith. It’s scary what they taught my daughter. Who’s in charge of this? How did our superintendent let this slip through the cracks?”
LeBlanc said the students were told that they could no longer use the terms suicide bomber or terrorist. Instead, they were instructed to use the words “freedom fighters.”
“This teacher taught her that a freedom fighter is when they give their life for the Holy War – and that they’re going to go to heaven,” she told Fox News. “They were saturating these kids in Islam and my daughter is an American Christian child.”
Unlike the recent story that make headlines of a teacher misrepresenting the schools dress policy when she threatened to suspend a kid for wearing a shirt that supported the US Marines, this time, the teacher, according to Madelyn LeBlanc, was uncomfortable and stated she too was forced to teach her students this nonsense.
“I do have a lot of sympathy for her,” the 15-year-old said. “At the very beginning she said she didn’t want to teach it but it was in the curriculum.”
Her mother added that it was her impression that the teacher did not agree with the quote about calling the terrorists freedom fighters and laced her lecture with sarcasm.
During a lesson on Judaism, LeBlanc said the teacher told the class, “Students, I’m supposed to be politically correct and tell you that the Holocaust was not Genocide. It was an ethnic cleansing.”
Read the rest of the story over at Fox.
Recently it was also reported that Texas students were being given assignments to design a socialist flag, as part of the very controversial CSCOPE- Read more on that in an earlier WuA piece from February 4, 2013.
How on earth did all this become part of the curriculum in American schools?
[Update] WuA contributor Auntybrat has a piece up about this at her own blog, Assoluita Traquillita.
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