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Virginia county shuts down schools over Islam-related homework

19.12.15

Virginia county shuts down schools over Islam-related homework: [dailydot.com] “The communications have significantly increased in volume today,” the school district said in a statement Thursday, “and based on concerns regarding the tone and content of those communications, Sheriff Fisher and Dr. Bond mutually decided schools and school offices will be closed on Friday, December 18, 2015.”

As part of their world geography curriculum, students at Riverheads High School are required to learn about the world’s major religions. But when teacher Cheryl LaPorte’s lesson material shifted from Christianity and Judaism to lessons about Islam, it unleashed a fury of angry phone calls and emails. Some of the parents reportedly accused LaPorte of trying to convert their children to Islam and demanded she lose her job.


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