Judge Troubled by California Board of Education Handling of Hindu Textbook Case

April 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation


On April 24, 2006 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "A motion for preliminary injunction filed by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) against the California State Board of Education (SBE) to stop the printing and distribution of several textbooks containing distortions and an unbalanced presentation of Hinduism was heard on April 21, 2006 in California Superior Court. In his ruling, Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette stated that he was 'troubled' by process followed by the SBE in adopting sixth grade social studies textbooks. Judge Marlette requested that the Hindu groups and the SBE confer to, among other things, provide a schedule to resolve this case before the textbooks in question are distributed this fall. For that reason, Judge Marlette denied the injunction in favor of a schedule that will bring this case to a resolution before the school year."