Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Public School Allegedly Promotes Islam

TIZA's [Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy]operation as a public, taxpayer-funded school is troubling on several fronts. TIZA is skirting the law by operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense. The Department of Education has failed to provide the oversight necessary to catch these illegalities, and appears to lack the tools to do so. In addition, there's a double standard at work here -- if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.

You can read more here.

Some questions
-Do you think this to be a double standard?
-Should tax payers have the option of funding a religously based school?
-If this school is found to be promoting religion at the tax payer's expense, what should be the penalty for such an act? (would your conclusion be different if it was Christian?)
-What, if any, burdern does the Department of Education bear?

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