Middle East studies in the News
Wyoming County School Getting Criticism After Multi-Cultural Lesson on Islam
by Adam Mayer
Westside High School, home of the Renegades but don't let that name fool you.
"It has rallied our students around the community and I think we're going to be stronger when this is all over with" said Robin Hall, the Principal of Westside High School.
A lesson that was taught back in October was seen in a classroom at Westside on Martin Luther King Day by a worker attending a coal mine's retraining workshop. And it's gaining attention out of state.
"We're teaching our children about things that number one shouldn't be taught" said Dianne Savage, an activist and blogger from Florida.
Hall said both Savage and other out of state callers want the curriculum to only show the radical side of Islam. But, Hall said that's not what the lessons purpose was.
"This was an activity that we're required to do by policy 25-10 in West Virginia state code, we've been doing it for years" she said.
But Hall isn't the only that thinks that a multi-cultural lesson should be taught in schools.
"I think they need to know of other cultures, I think they need to know of other cultures, but to say they were being taught Islam I don't think necessarily" said Alisha Brown, a parent of a student at Westside.
Hall said this is a great way for her students to learn the importance of posting to social media..and how it will affect not just their community, but their lives.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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