Islam May Be Removed From Tennessee Middle School Social Studies

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In a time of rising Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bias, the Tennessee State Board of Education is poised to approve new social studies standards for middle schoolers that would reduce instruction on Islam.

During a revision process that took place over the summer, members of an educator advisory team made adjustments to a section of the social studies standards for seventh graders titled “Islamic World, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s,” according to local newspaper the Kingsport Times News.

Content from this section has been shuffled and reincorporated into other units, a spokesperson for the board told The Huffington Post on Wednesday. 

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