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Islamic Schools

Religious Schools Are Failing Us

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

It's not a secret that the US education system is in need of change, as international measures of student performance place us behind countries like South Korea and Finland in math, reading, and science performance. But faith-based instruction is seldom singled out as part of the problem.

Inside Pakistan's Religious Schools (PHOTOS)

The Associated Press | MUHAMMED MUHEISEN | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Sitting on the ground, the students sway back and forth, deep in thought as they read Islam's holy book, the Quran. Thei...

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Chicago-Area Imam Mohammad Abdullah Saleem Expose Debate Among Illinois Muslims

The New York Times | MATT APUZZO | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

ELGIN, Ill. — She ordinarily did not wear a veil. But it was required at the Islamic school where she worked, and she remembers being surprised when...

Lawmaker Retracts Support On Voucher Program Because It Includes Muslim Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

Louisiana Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, is retracting her support for Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program, after realizing the money could be applied...

Indiana Congressman: US Schools Should Be Modeled After Quran-Founded Islamic Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

André Carson, the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 7th Congressional District, created controversy when he told an Islamic Circle of North America c...

Bangladesh Madrasa Found With Weapons Stash

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA: Security was stepped up in Bangladesh after the elite RAB forces on Tuesday seized a large cache of weapons in a raid on an Islamic school in s...