Avi Selk reported today about a chain email sent to the Irving school district and across Texas that made some waves. Selk writes, "Back in late October, someone named Ginger Russell sent a chain email with the subject 'IRVING ISD INDOCTRINATING ISLAM' to school board members and district officials" and other emails instructed Christians to "stand up against the pro Islamic teaching in our public schools."
The alleged indoctrination had to do with the fact that the district uses a state-wide teaching program called CSCOPE, which is put together by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, administered by an organization called Region 10 .
Selk writes that district officials took the claims seriously enough to reach out to Region 10, which tried to reassure the school's board members that the program met with all state requirements. When that wasn't enough they hired someone to review the curriculum for Islamic bias. Selk writes:
The director, Jan Moberly, said she hired a "very socially and fiscally conservative" former social studies teacher who "watches Glenn Beck on a regular basis" to seek out any Islamic bias in CSCOPE.
Guess what Moberly found? There was religious bias, but in fact it was a bias against Islam. Christianity got the highest billing, with twice as many mentions as any other religion in CSCOPE.
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