The mother of a fifth grader in Corpus Christi, TX, recently took to Facebook to express her outrage over the fact that her son’s school was teaching students that the United States is partly to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
This question from a test her son eventually brought home, based on a video the class saw, sparked the controversy:
“Why might the United States be a target for terrorism?”
The correct answer:
“Decisions we made in the United States have had negative effects on people elsewhere.”
The student’s mother, Kara Sands, couldn’t believe the school would support and teach such a viewpoint.
“I’m not going to justify radical terrorist by saying we did anything to deserve that—over 3,000 people died,” Sands said in an interview with KRIS-TV.
Sands immediately contacted the school principal and teacher and set up meetings with them to discuss the test. The school then reached out to Safari Montage, the video’s distributor.
“Representatives say they stand behind the video, but have already changed the corresponding quiz that may have caused confusion,” the report said.
School officials say that Sands was the only parent to complain about the test, however, her post on Facebook now as 1,662 likes. Other parents are reportedly planning to bring up the issues of the school’s curriculum at the next school board meeting.
“When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that,” Sands said.