Scottsdale Revisited

There is an update on the Scottsdale, Arizona Unified School District’s trial use of the Islamist slanted 7th grade textbook History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond.

The Other Club commented on the problems the text presents on 28-Feb.

The Tucson Citizen reports the good news that the textbook will no longer be used in Scottsdale:

SCOTTSDALE – A world history textbook is no longer being used by seventh-graders at a local school amid criticism of the book’s focus and portrayal of Islam.

The book, “History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond,” was being used on a trial basis at Scottsdale’s Mohave Middle School.

The removal came shortly after angry e-mails to the school district and entries on conservative Web logs.

“I received a significant number of e-mails saying (the book) was Islamic propaganda and we shouldn’t use it,” said district governing board member Christine Schild.

The bad news is that this book was withdrawn by the publisher while the school board was still considering action. We do not know if the Board would have followed Superintendant Dr. John Baracy’s principle that students should be considered as customers of the District or not. …

Tip of the hat to Little Green Footballs.