Shame on Willliamson County School Board

***UPDATE ***  UPDATE***
*** July 2013, Pearson Publishing agreed to remove the offensive statements, however Williamson County Schools refuse to remove textbook.*** http://www.pjtn.org/in-surprise-development-pearson-publishers-agrees-to-remove-a-highly-controversial-passage-but-williamson-county-schools-refuse-to-remove-textbook/

Once again, a local school board has defied and disrespected the very parents and community members that put them in their positions to begin with.

Williamson County School board voted 8-4 to keep a textbook  called   image002“The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography,” which contains  nearly a dozen passages that  either are anti-Semitic or contain  inaccurate information.  One of those passages states

“If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions?”

This textbook, which is from Pearson Publishers, is just one of the many textbooks being investigated by parents and experts throughout the country due to their extremism and Islamic influence.  Pearson hired Shabbir Mansuri, and Susan Douglass  ( a convert to Islam) to review and consult on the material being written for textbooks. One problem is  both of these individuals are associated with the Council for Islamic Education, a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in America.

So how is it Superintendent Mike Looney and these school board members ( see below)  find it acceptable to continue allowing our children to be indoctrinated?  Do they share the same ideology , are they naïve? or are they just so arrogant  only their agenda matters.

Perhaps the school board should research the books utilized within their districts to see who exactly is writing them.  Perhaps they know. But incase they don’t tell you here is a brief rundown of some of the authors.

Shabbir Mansuri:

Founder of  www.soundvision.com , a site dedicated to implementing sharia law wherever they go.Soundvision.com’s site currently features two prominent Muslim Brotherhood operatives, Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on Islamic American relations (CAIR) interviewed by soundvision’s own show (www.radioislam.com), as well as an article featured on their site by Jamal Badawi, on how to interact with non-Muslims.  Mansuri also has stated “I am waging a “bloodless” revolution, promoting world cultures and faiths in America’s classrooms”.

Susan Douglas:

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a Falls Church VA resident has taught social studies at a very controversial Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA),  which has been cited for using textbooks that condemn Jews and Christians as infidels and enemies of Islam. She has publicly praised Pakistan’s schools that are known to fuel the Taliban and al-Qaeda as “proud symbols of learning” among other accolades.

Is this the best Williamson County  (or any county)  can do for its children? What a disgrace.

Superintendent Mike Looney

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School Board Members:

Kenneth Peterson

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Janice Mills

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Gary Anderson

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Robert Hullett…

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Pat Anderson

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Rick Wimberly

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Eric Welch

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Vicky Vogt

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28 Responses to Shame on Willliamson County School Board

  1. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Shame on Willliamson County School Board

    • Anonymous says:

      Soooo, people do not want our children to pray in school or learn THE TRUTH about JESUS CHRIST, who gave HIS LIFE on a cross so that we will be saved FROM HELL if we choose to believe THE TRUTH, but they want to teach the American children to believe in FALSE DOCTRINES FROM FORIEGN COUNTRIES. THIS IS LUDICRIS and AN OUTRAGE! GOD HAVE MERCY! Matthew 18:6 ESV / 72 helpful votes

      But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 19:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

      But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

  2. Bill Watchman says:

    Here are the instructions to access the complete Book online:
    1. go to http://www.masteringgeography.com

    2. User Name: MasteringGeography.PearsonSchool

    3. Password: PearsonSchool1

    4. Then click on “etext” tab in the upper right of the screen.

    5. Then the entire book will open up in the Viewer.

  3. becky brainard says:

    I am more than disappointed in your decision to keep the textbook in question. I for one do not want my grand daughters wearing burkas or being subject to Shira law, much less being taught untruths. Are you feeling pressured to be “politically correct”?
    All it takes for the United States of America to continue to loose its edge in education is for elected officials like yourself to continue to forget upon what this great Nation was founded.
    Perhaps it is time for you decision makers to take an unrevised, remedial American, history class.

    • Rebecca Wood says:

      I am a retired teacher living in Tennessee and I am disappointed in your decision to keep this textbook in question. I don’t want girls having to wear burkas and the students being subject to Shira law and being taught untruths in schools in Tennessee.

  4. mamamez says:

    I don’t think you ought to be putting these school board member’s photos on here. My husband voted for Tim McLaughlin’s amendment. This makes me afraid of the places his picture may be appearing this morning. Please, don’t put people’s lives in danger. We can disagree, but there is a level of decorum we as Americans ought to adhere to.

    • ch565 says:

      Mamasez, the pictures of the school board are from their own website. They are readily available on the worldwide web as well.

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s true, but this makes it easier for angry people. It’s a bit unnerving.

      • Anonymous says:

        So you’re saying he did something wrong? We should give people of this country some credit here. Just because they’re angry and completely disapprove of the decision he made doesn’t mean they will be coming for him to exact revenge. This isn’t the middle east…. yet… 😐

    • Jack Leebron says:

      Public figures are public and the last I knew, the people have a right to express disgust where it is due. More recently, only people who line up with this insidious agenda are allowed to speak. That needs to change. The First Amendment is still the law.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree that the way the board keeps dissenters from speaking is bad. I really hate it, in fact. i am just personally uncomfortable with the photos. Mamamez.

  5. CAT says:

    SLAM THIS ALL OVER THE NET ! .JUST TEACH ..STOP PREACHING ! MUSLIMS CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH …,TRY DOING YOUR JOB .. LIKE EGYPT IONS FIGHT AGAINST..ISLAM ,.SHARIA LAW.. YOU WANT WAR.? YOU GOT IT !…LETS ROLL !!!

  6. CAT says:

    PLEASE MAIL ROTTEN PIG PARTS TO MR Founder of http://www.soundvision.com , a site dedicated to implementing sharia law wherever they go.Soundvision.com’s site currently features two prominent Muslim Brotherhood operatives, Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on Islamic American relations (CAIR) interviewed by soundvision’s own show (www.radioislam.com), as well as an article featured on their site by Jamal Badawi, on how to interact with non-Muslims. Mansuri also has stated “I am waging a “bloodless” revolution, promoting world cultures and faiths in America’s classrooms”…….BULL SHIT WE HAVE SEEN YOUR PEACEFUL CULTURE ..SHUT UP !………… Sound Vision Foundation, Inc.
    2701 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL. 60659, USA
    Email: info@soundvision.com · Phone: 773-973-4200

  7. Anonymous says:

    So disappointed in Dr. Looney and the school board’s decision to keep this and other text books like it. Shame on all of you!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Board members Mark Gregory, Cherie Hammond, Tim McLaughlin and PJ Mezera voted against upholding the committee’s decision.

  9. publius8 says:

    At least the Stupidintendent is aptly named.

  10. Glo says:

    Thanks P.J., Cherie, Tim and Mark. The rest of you, too, too sad!

  11. STAND UP for the truth . thank you for having GUTS!!

  12. You all should immediately find out if there is a recall possibility for school board members who voted for this and an appeal to the state if there is a body over these guys. To even ask the question posed in the book indicates that the board members who voted for this have no regard for the welfare of the children they are responsible for. Further, if this question is allowable, the book should also if if the Palestinians have any right to the land of Israel.

  13. Cheryl says:

    I really hope the board rethinks this decision. If not, I won’t be voting for them.

  14. Anonymous says:

    “One of those passages states”. NO, it does NOT STATE. It asks a question. There is clearly a question mark, ?, at the end of the passage. You may not like the question but it opens an item to debate.
    becky braindead

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry becky. It was my personal thought but I did not mean to publish it. I clicked on “Post Comment” expecting to be asked for more details, instead it published as Anonymous.

  15. I'mjustsayin' says:

    It was a great idea to post the faces of those who voted for this…intrusion on our christian children, because I think it is easier to remember a mug shot than a name or number. Their decission not only showed their lack of committment to those who put them there, and the children they are there to protect from such..smut…but by doing so, in essence, they turned their backs on God. Caving under pressure shows an obvious lack of spiritual strength. And don’t give out a reason such as it shows love and respect for others. Any religion that calls for the killing or elimination of another human being for their beliefs is not a religion…but a cult. Acknowledging or supporting such a cult shows a great lack of faith and backbone…Finally, Seems logical to me that “anything” we command as mandatory to our children should be both good, and necessary to their spiritual and mental growth. Anyone thinking that happened here should be ashamed of themselves and get on their knees and pray for forgiveness…Whether or not be believe in God, we will all surely reap what we sow.

  16. Anonymous says:

    With reaction like this it’s no wonder that the American public is among the most close-minded, geo-politically ignorant in the developed world.

    • ch565 says:

      With reaction like yours sir, its no wonder we are becoming a muslim, socialist country. Perhaps you would do better in a different country.

  17. I will not defend the book as a whole (not having read it), nor will I deny the risk of anti-semitism and undue anti-zionism.

    However, the specific quote (including the longer version on the linked-to page) does not appear to in anyway raise accusations or point fingers. Instead, it poses a valid dilemma and points to how opposing sides can experience a situation differently. This is certainly legitimate. I would go as far as to calling it positive, since it requires thinking from the students—and thinking is something that school far too often ignores.

    It could be seen as grossly negligent, however, if the book does not take the time to point out the difference between attacking military installations/personnel vs. deliberately attacking innocent civilians—the latter ruling out a classification as legitimate warfare, irrespective of other factors.

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