TEKS Curriculum Calls for Brief Study of Islam, Parent Shocked

by Alexandra Cannon, Staff Writer

Last Thursday, May 4, a parent of a Groesbeck student went to KWTX with concerns about her daughter’s homework assignment on Islam in 6th grade history class, but Superintendent Dr. Harold Ramm insists the teacher was only following Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum required by the state.

The link to the story by KWTX was shared over 200 times on Facebook by Groesbeck citizens and other Facebook users who were very vocal about their support of a comprehensive education of other religions and reminisced on learning similar historical and religious lessons in their own schooling however many years ago. Some objected in the same way as parent Samantha Wilburn, dissatisfied with the teaching of other religions as they feel Christianity is not welcomed and encouraged in schools.

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