In Tennessee, the Board of Education recently proposed the removal of Islam in statewide social studies classes for middle school students. In a new curriculum draft that was made public on Sept. 15, it is apparent that a section that was previously there, titled "Islamic World," was entirely removed.
According to the Kingsport Times-News, the draft's remaining sections included Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and more religions.
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After conservative groups and parents raised concerns that students are being subjected to Islamic indoctrination, the chairman of the State Board of Education for Tennessee has agreed to review the social studies curriculum.