Religion in School is Complicated, so Teachers Went to Class

Religion in School is Complicated, so Teachers Went to Class
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School was out — and now it was time for the teachers to be quizzed.

More than two dozen Montgomery County public educators furrowed their brows as the questions flashed on the screen. "Which is not one of the Ten Commandments?" More than half of them got it wrong. Then: "What was the religion of Maimonides?" Ten guessed that the sage was Buddhist; seven guessed he was Mormon. Six got the correct answer: Jewish.

"When does the Jewish Sabbath begin?" popped up. Again, wrong answers — many of the teachers guessed Saturday. (It's Friday night.)

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