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Farmville Central High School in North Carolina is coming under fire for what conservatives believe is an attempt to indoctrinate children into the Muslim faith using Common Core vocabulary exercises.Fox News commentator Todd Starnes attacked the school on behalf of anonymous parents he spoke to. “What if right after Pearl Harbor our educational system was talking about how great the Japanese emperor was?” one such parent asked. “What if during the Cold War our educational system was telling students how wonderful Russia was?”
The exercises in question are designed to broaden students’ vocabulary while also teaching them about the Islamic faith. For example, the word “mosque” is defined in one sentence, and students are later asked to use the word in a fill-in-the-blank exercise.
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
...uh, oh, this could seriously cut into the kids' 'Global Warming' and 'Trans-gender Awareness' class time.
originally posted by: DexterRiley
I understand that Common Core is supposed to combine teaching in a variety of subjects at the same time. And I believe that it is necessary for students to understand other cultures. But this creeps me out big time.
There are some value judgements embedded in these definitions that are religious in nature and have no place in a public school.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: Cuervo
"Farmville"?! Are we surprised a place called Farmville would be afraid of foreign sounding words?
Um, now who's being subjective ?