I tell ya, it’s the individual that will save the day. My new hero Korina
Still not satisfied with the treatment of religions in her son’s seventh-grade
textbook, Korina Self aired her concerns Tuesday night at Lodi Unified’s board
Backed by nearly a dozen family members and friends, Self
delivered a prepared statement asking the board to remove the book "History
Alive!: The Medieval World and Beyond" from classrooms.
"To know that a
textbook was selected and put into use by our district that is blatantly
one-sided, whitewashed, and that our children are being spoon-fed this
information with sugar on top … I feel is negligent and intolerable," Self
Self stopped to gather herself several times during her statement,
in which she said the book’s description of the Crusades and its definition of
several Islamic terms, including "Jihad" and "Shari’ah" are
Korina Self and her husband Jim decided to review their
12-year-old son’s textbook late last month after hearing that he was learning
about the Prophet Muhammad.
After reading the book, which was published
by the Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, the Selfs took issue with what they feel
is an undue amount of attention to the teachings of Islam, historical
inaccuracies and a lack of information on other religions.
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