California halting 4th-graders’ Mission-building projects?

School tradition called "offensive to many"

A new educational framework in California is encouraging teachers to drop a 4th grade tradition — constructing a replica of one of the state’s historic missions — in favor of a more “nuanced perspective of history.” Nancy McTygue, executive director of California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) and one of the lead writers of the new framework, is one of the fiercest … [Read more...]

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Acton school district bans drawings of religious leaders

Upset parent complains after students draw Muhammad

The following comes from a November 4 Los Angeles Daily News article by Brenda Gazzar: An Acton school district superintendent said Wednesday he has banned depicting religious leaders after middle school students drew images on a history worksheet of Muhammad, which is forbidden in Islam. Following a parent’s complaint and media inquiries, Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School … [Read more...]

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