Only in America, I suppose. The furor started with this:
Putting aside the question of whether schools should react to threats in this way, as all the schools in LA did, recently, this is seriously one of the more ridiculous tempests in a teapot I’ve heard about.
I might question whether including a religious phrase was acceptable for about two milliseconds. But the reality is it’s very clearly a lesson about another religion, region, and culture. That phrase appears on Saudi Arabia’s flag. This is a geography class about the world as we live in it.
Jesus Hatfacingbackwards Christ. If you believe that your kids are getting secretly converted by copying down a statement they don’t understand, you need help. It’s not a contract for their soul.