There is some very unhappy parents in the state of Tennessee and have put their governor, legislature and state education department on notice that they want an investigation into pro-Islam bias in the textbooks and other materials used in public schools there. The curricula violate the state law and constitution, and the U.S. Constitution, the parents contend. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, noted that concerned citizens have been trying to get the problem addressed for several years. But on Thursday, she asserted enough is enough.
She issued a call for Gov. Bill Haslam, the Legislature and the Tennessee Department of Education to launch a “full and thorough investigation into history, geography and social studies curriculum, textbooks and instructional materials that were adopted by the Tennessee Textbook Commission in 2013.” A report she released said “evidence shows that many of the textbooks and instructional materials are in direct violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, as well as a newly adopted Tennessee law … that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.” CONTINUE