Kathryn Porter reports for PolitiChicks that Texas 7th-grader Jordan Wooley testified before the Katy Independent School District board meeting on Oct. 26, 2015, on an assignment in her reading class.
Wooley is a seventh grader at West Memorial Junior High Schoolin the Katy Independent School District.
The assignment was to learn the difference between what the teacher classified as three types of statements or truth claims — “fact,” “opinion,” and “commonplace assertions.” The students were asked to correctly identify a list of 9 statements, including #2: “There is a God.”
“Commonplace assertions” is defined by the teacher as “something commonly stated, but untrue” and “basically a myth.”
Wooley told the school board, “Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real.” According to Wooley’s testimony, her teacher told the class that anyone who answered “fact” or “opinion” for #2 was wrong…
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