From EAG News:
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – School board members in Brentwood, Tennessee received an education on the public’s frustrations with Islam lessons in local schools during a radio station sponsored town hall Wednesday.
Criticisms of the middle school text “My World History and Geography” centered mostly on the omission of negative aspects of the Muslim religion, and the appropriateness of the materials for students in sixth and seventh grades, Brentwood Homepage reports.
The event was sponsored by Supertalk Radio and held in a “tiny room” at a Holiday Inn Express, where about 70 folks – including students, parents, teachers, lawmakers, school board members, and political pundits – huddled inside. Organizers reportedly turned some people away when the room reached capacity.
Sunset Middle School seventh-grader Avery Noe pointed out during the meeting that lessons “exclude jihadist from Islam” and questioned why negative aspects of the religion aren’t covered.
Stewart County middle school teacher Kyle Mallory said teachers cover the materials they’re given, focusing on what’s expected on standardized tests, and asserted the issue with biased lessons on Islam stem from the state’s textbook selection process. Mallory teaches in a different school district that rejected the “My World History and Geography” text, Fox 17 reports.
“Y’all had a school board member from here come up to the textbook commission,” he said. “Nothing was done. It’s not a teacher problem. We have (a state education) commissioner not doing her job, and I think the state legislature needs a no-confidence resolution.”
Mallory told Fox 17 the “My…