Parents’ disgust with pro-Islamic bias in public school curriculum begins to boil over.
Last night in tiny White County nearly 400 people crowded into a townhall meeting to protest the way Islam is being taught in the seventh grade. The curriculum that has them so upset is being served up in numerous schools throughout the state, with indications more protests like the one last night could happen elsewhere.
Combine parental concern with the tone-deaf members of the White County school board, and you’ve got the latest version of RTP’s “Idiot of the week.” Check out this guy:
Idiot of the Week.
Outside yesterday’s meeting, ol’ Roy came up with a whopper:
“We’ve been teaching the same thing for 20 years in White county.”
— Roy Whited
That turned out to be an easily provable lie, since the textbook and the sections that have everyone so upset didn’t even exist a year ago, much less 20 years ago. It’s brand new and this is the first year any school has used it. It was approved by the state despite protests from some teachers who said it was biased and misguided. Whited also said he had received “death threats.” Yeah, right.
[RTP Editors’ note: Ever notice how when a public figure gets slammed, he or she frequently plays the unprovable “death threat” card? Did Whited report the “death threats” to the police and demand an investigation? We’re guessing the answer to that question is “No.”]
Oh, and who are the publishers of the controversial textbook? Why Pearson publishing. And who are the major investors in Pearson?
According to the Financial Times, the Libyan Investment Authority was founded by Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam; more than five Gaddafi family members own shares. The Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR, a recently designated terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates), Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Muslim Brotherhood invested in Pearson Education through the Libyan Investment Authority.
— Washington Times 4-7-2015
Get the picture? Well, Allah be praised!
And who was the lobbyist for years for Pearson? And whose wife worked for Pearson for over a decade? And who represented the county school boards until recently and who is still representing the school superintendents? (Hint: It’s the same moron who crafted the now discredited legal strategy of “screw the parents, don’t tell them a damn thing” for the school superintendents. Come on now, this is too easy….)
Chuck Cagle, of course.
This whole affair is beginning to stink to High Heaven (metaphor intended). But let’s not lay everything at Chuck Cagle’s door. The enablers of the Islamic bias in our classrooms rests squarely on the shoulders of Education Commissioner Candace “Queen Bee” McQueen and Gov. Bill Haslam.
If the political apologists for biased Islamic courses and the education bureaucrats think this is going away, they need to think again.
“There’s a group of parents from White County outside waiting to see you, Governor.”