Texas High School Teacher Tells Student: ‘We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.’
February 26, 2013 - 2:49 pm
[A] teacher allegedly encouraged high school girls to dress up in full-length Islamic burqas and then instructed the entire class that Muslim terrorists are actually freedom fighters.
The incident occurred in a world geography class at Lumberton High School in the small town of Lumberton, Texas. The general topic of the class that day was Islam.
An unnamed student informed WND that the teacher said, “We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.”
“I do not necessarily agree with this,” the teacher also allegedly said, “but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.”
The lesson plan reportedly came as part of the secretive CSCOPE program, which is being used in many public schools throughout the state of Texas. CSCOPE has come under increasing fire by parents and some teachers over the controversial content in its lesson plans. Texas CSCOPE Review, which is run by former teachers, serves as a nerve center and clearing house for stories regarding CSCOPE’s problematic lesson plans.
The Lumberton ISD has issued a statement admitting that it has purchased CSCOPE, but denying that this particular lesson plan was part of the CSCOPE curriculum. Lumberton is located in southeast Texas near Beaumont.