While most Americans were commemorating the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks, a group of boys and girls at Glen Meadow Middle School were learning about a bullied Muslim boy named Osama.
Marine veteran Ed O’Rourke tells the New Jersey Herald that he found out by accident about the lesson in his daughter’s sixth grade social studies class.
“I thought it was a joke,” he told the newspaper. “I couldn’t believe it.”
The short story, “My Name is Osama,” was first published by the National Council for the Social Studies. The lesson is intended to teach children about bullying and tolerance. Continue reading at ToddStarnes.com.