Rise & Shine: Tennessee hopes fears of religious indoctrination will diminish with new social studies standards
When Tennessee’s middle school social studies teachers return to their classrooms this August, they’ll still be required to teach about world religions. But the new state standards leave less room for interpretation.
“We’re not here to indoctrinate our students, but to educate them,” social studies teacher Zan Brennan said during a recent two-day teacher training she attended at Arlington High School, just outside of Memphis. "A lot of students are curious about the different religions.”
Chalkbeat intern Kathryn Palmer walks you through what the standards will mean for students and teachers in today's lead story.
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