Are government teachers promoting an anti-Christian tone within our public education system?
Parents in Florida are raging over a high school textbook they say contains too much emphasis on Islam and not enough on Christianity.
The issue surrounding the “World History” book, however, extends beyond the district, with 50 percent of Florida ninth graders apparently using it in class over the past three years. Politicians and others who have reviewed the book claim that it includes 36 pages on Islam, but only three paragraphs on Christianity.
Additionally, some critics say Islam is favored and given a platform not afforded to other religious constructs — for one, students are prompted to read the Koran but not the Christian Bible.
Florida state Rep. Ritch Workman, a Republican, charged that the book has an overtly pro-Islam bias.
“It’s remarkably offensive to me,” he told WESH. “This book very much sugar coats the rise of Islam to be this wonderful new world order, while teaching that Christianity is dogmatic.”
And this may be relevant to the issue:
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php… Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012):
-The National Education Association (largest government teachers’ union) gave $43,613,263: 71% went to democrats, 5% to Republicans.
-The American Federation of Teachers (second largest government teachers’ unions) gave $34,698,466: 86% went to democrats, 0% to Republicans.