No Critical Thinking About God in KISD Junior Highs, By God

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Brave girl stands up against Texas teacher who told students God is not real.

Jordan Wooley, a seventh grade student at West Memorial Junior High School, says it happened during a reading class assignment in which the students were to classify each of a list of statements as an “opinion,” a “factual claim,” or a “commonplace assertion.” One statement read “There is a God.” “She told anyone who said fact or opinion is wrong and that God is only a myth,” Jordan says in a statement to the school board. “She started telling kids that they were completely wrong and when kids would argue she had told them that we would get in trouble.” “When I tried to argue she told me to prove it and I tried to offer things such as the Bible and stories that I’ve read before from people who have died and went to Heaven, but have come back and told their stories.” “I think that the teacher crossed a serious line when she led impressionable minds to write there was no God … that God wasn’t real. A young Texas girl is being praised for her courage and unyielding faith after she stood up against her teacher who kept insisting that God doesn’t exist.

KATY, TX – A 12-year-old Katy ISD student and her mother took issue with an assignment presented to her seventh grade reading class, according to Houston television station KTRK.Ever since a young man in Texas named Ahmed Mohamed put an old alarm clock in a pencil case and changed the world, we’ve been having a very valuable discussion about religious discrimination in schools. The Katy Independent School District apologized for the assignment on Wednesday, but couldn’t confirm the allegations the teacher told students to deny the existence of God. Her teacher slammed both, saying they were just “things that people were doing to get attention.” “I know that it wasn’t just me who was affected by it. The school issued a statement, defending the assignment saying it was intended to encourage, “critical thinking skills and dialogue was not intended to question or challenge any student’s religious beliefs.” The teacher is distraught by this incident, as some commentary has gone as far as to vilify her without knowing her, her Christian faith, or the context of the classroom activity.

The school principal immediately responded to the parents by informing them that she would investigate and meet with the teacher the following morning. The school regrets any misconceptions that may have resulted from this teacher-developed classroom activity and assures its school community that the religious beliefs of all students and staff are welcomed and valued at Memorial Junior High.”

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