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I am a 9th grade student at Riverheads and my mom told me to join this group and im so glad I did. I am in Mrs. LaPortes 2nd block World Geography class and nobody in my block had a problem with the assignment. We were not forced to do the assignment, it was due Friday as a sticker grade and the sticker grades are just to get a sticker and once u got a certain amount of stickers you drop your lowest grade. I personally was not offended by this. I liked the assignment and the passing around of the Koran. The Koran is a very neat book. It is written from right to left and in Arabic but also has english translation. I just want to say thank you to all of you people supporting Mrs. LaPorte. Mrs. LaPortes class is very fun and shes an amazing teacher.-Trystan Bryant
originally posted by: 4N0M4LY
If it is a school that is funded by the public. It shouldn't have been allowed to be taught. If you want your kids to learn about religion or the many different religions in the world, send them to private school or teach them at home. I don't want my tax dollars wasted teaching garbage topics that have nothing to do with helping my kid in getting ready for the real world.
I mean I support the parents positions about how crazy bringing a subject like that up in the time we are dealing with as it is....
Leave religion out of public school completely. MATH, SCIENCE, HISTORY AND ENGLISH. Nothing else.
originally posted by: BarefootInWinter
a reply to: boymonkey74
At issue, more so for me, is that it DOES go against church/state guidelines. It's the lack of attention to detail for whatever group picks out classroom materials for their county or state really.
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
My question is why is it such the focus in schools to teach about the religion of Islam all of the sudden?
I am not buying the immigrant thing, and it is just history and geography. We have had large influxes of immigrants in the past, and no effort what so ever was made on this scale to make it the priority of the schools to teach about those people, their culture or religion.
I think people are getting quite annoyed because that yellow drizzle they keeping pouring over their heads, does not, smell like, or look like rain.
The more they keep yelling it is just rain, the more angry people become.
It doesn't matter IF i have traveled or haven't.