Skip to comments.A Big Win in Tennessee
Posted on 10/15/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT by pluvmantelo
This heartening news just came in from the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ACT! For America. The anti-Shariah activists of Middle Tennessee managed to persuade the state textbook commission not to approve the purchase of high school textbooks that sanitize the history and doctrines of Islam. The efforts of these dedicated folks in Tennessee demonstrate that pushback can be effective. But you have to fight smart. You have to educate yourself, and join forces with other like-minded activists. You have to show public officials who, after all, work for you that you mean business, and youre not going away. Heres the story from Middle Tennessee: An unprecedented victory in Tennessee! Commissioners refuse to approve social studies textbooks! Imagine the scene. The Tennessee Department of Educations Textbook Commission is meeting to consider approval of recommended social studies textbooks for the states public schools. Normally, nobody from the public shows up at these meetings. But this time, ACT! for America chapter leaders and members are out in force. Theyve done their homework, using our Education or Indoctrination: The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th grade American Textbooks report. Theyve done the legwork, educating public officials and the members of this textbook commission, showing them the many flawed and biased ways Islam is presented in the textbooks they are considering. And then the time comes for the commissioners to vote on whether or not to approve the textbooks. And not one of them makes a motion to do so. So a second call was made for a motion
And not one of them offers the motion. The states Director of Curriculum stands up and sternly warns the commissioners theres a deadline looming and they need to approve these books. And the commissioners hold fast and refuse to approve the textbooks. Wow. To our knowledge this is the first time a state textbook selection committee has refused to approve textbooks due to concerns about how Islam is presented! Yes, folks, you can fight city hall. Its not easy, but it can be done. You have to be informed, organized and strategic. Which is what we do at ACT! for America and what our Tennessee chapter leaders and members did. They did it smart. They did it right. And theyre just the latest example of what ACT! for America is accomplishing and how our strategic and grassroots approach WORKS! The final chapter still has to be written. Theres another commission meeting on October 23rd. We need the commissioners to stand their ground and refuse to approve these social studies textbooks. If you live in Tennessee, you can help push this across the finish line by contacting the Rutherford County chapter of ACT! for America at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you, ACT! for America chapter leaders and members in Tennessee for your awesome work on our behalf. Keep fighting the good fight!
“The states Director of Curriculum stands up and sternly warns the commissioners theres a deadline looming and they need to approve these books.”
I’m somewhat curious about this...the books are up for approval or disapproval by the local board so why is the state commissioner sticking his big nose into it? Little grease from the publisher going on?
Or the Saudis.
Way to go, Volunteer State.