Residents sound off on Nyssa school p...

Residents sound off on Nyssa school policy

There are 6 comments on the Argus Observer story from Oct 11, 2006, titled Residents sound off on Nyssa school policy. In it, Argus Observer reports that:

A four-week long unit in seventh-grade social studies classes at Nyssa Middle School teaching Islam sparked controversy and was the focal point of the regular Nyssa School District meeting Monday night.

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tom scott

United States

#1 Oct 12, 2006
(Supt) said:
"Grotting said the course has been taught for several years, and comes mandated by the state under a set of required standards called Benchmark 3 that students must reach each year."
If this is mandated by the state are all state schools following this example?

From a WND article which I am not allowed to link
god

Irvington, NY

#2 Oct 12, 2006
tom scott wrote:
(Supt) said:
"Grotting said the course has been taught for several years, and comes mandated by the state under a set of required standards called Benchmark 3 that students must reach each year."
If this is mandated by the state are all state schools following this example?
From a WND article which I am not allowed to link
we need to separate the us into 2 countries, one right, one left. its the only way to end this endless squabbling
dud fivers UK

India

#4 Oct 15, 2006
Beamer wrote:
Why are they teaching Islam in the schools.
Do they teach other religions?
we were taught "religious knowledge", but then the UK is officially a christian country, and the Queen is head of the Churh of England. We are NOT however a Muslim state, and neither is the USA (YET)!!!
EleWM

Gadsden, AL

#5 Oct 15, 2006
Beamer wrote:
Why are they teaching Islam in the schools.
Do they teach other religions?
IT's a class on relgions... they discuss other relgions. But with Islam the children act it out for about a two week period. They are made to pray Isalmic prayer. they are even made to recite the oath that one takes to become a muslim... so essentially they are all converted to Islam though they have no clue what is going on.
Kendalee Garner

New Plymouth, ID

#6 Oct 15, 2006
EleWM wrote:
<quoted text>
IT's a class on relgions... they discuss other relgions. But with Islam the children act it out for about a two week period. They are made to pray Isalmic prayer. they are even made to recite the oath that one takes to become a muslim... so essentially they are all converted to Islam though they have no clue what is going on.
It is jut a Social Studies class. No No other religions are being covered to this degree only Islam.
These are only 7th graders!
consider this

Boise, ID

#7 Oct 29, 2007
Has anyone talked to other superintendents in neighboring districts? I think one district is giving a black eye to them all.

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