By James G. Zumwalt
The Washington Times
March 10, 2008
Consciousness of a threat is a factor of education. Unfortunately, some of our school systems, promoting a “peace in our time” mindset, reject educating the most innocent of innocents — our young children — that there is evil in the world that poses a real danger to those oblivious to it. The result is a “dumbing-down” of students about a threat to their future existence.
For example, World Net Daily reported seventh-grade students in a third of California schools are taught in a social studies book published by Teachers’ Curriculum Institute that “jihad” is, at best, an effort by Muslims “to take up worthy causes, such as funding medical research” and, at worst, simply Muslims fighting “to protect themselves from those who would do them harm.”