Source: PBS Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
BOB FAW, correspondent: In the heart of mainstream America, a Cub Scout derby where each of the home-designed cars is carefully weighed and measured before roaring off at breakneck speed. Here enterprise, ingenuity, and patience are justly rewarded.
ISRAFEEL JAKA: My favorite part was when I got in first.
FAW: It’s a mainstream event passionately embraced not only by the Jaka brothers, but also by nine- year-old Bilal Khan, whose education and upbringing is anything but mainstream. In his Loudoun County, Virginia home, Bilal is being taught math by his mother Zakia.
ZAKIA KHAN (speaking to Bilal): So 5 is closer to 7, or 10 is closer to 7?
FAW: In another home nearby, Priscilla Martinez is teaching her six children, ages two to 12, about condensation.
PRISCILLA MARTINEZ (speaking to children): We’re going to learn about clouds, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
FAW: They are part of a growing movement—no one knows the exact number—of Muslims who home-school their children because they want them to get a more holisti