- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A religious organization has requested records pertaining to Islam curriculum from all Tennessee school districts.

Spokeswoman CeCe Heil from the American Center for Law & Justice tells The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1LI5SCI ) that the Christian-based nonprofit made the open records request after concerned parents contacted them. The group advocates and litigates freedom of religion and free speech issues.

Heil says the requests are being made to all 146 school districts and state special schools. The organization is requesting records and information on what students are learning about Islam and other religions, how students are being taught and what resources teachers are using.

The state provides academic standards, which Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says are designed to provide a deep understanding of how world religions have affected world history.

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