83 Groups: California New High School Curriculum Antisemitic and Anti-Israel


Horrific. The anti-Semitic and pro-jihad Model Curriculum Advisory Committee is trying incorporate Jew-hatred in California’s high school curriculum. This must be stopped.

83 Groups: California New High School Curriculum Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel

25% of the Model Curriculum Advisory Committee tasked with developing the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum is made up of academics who have publicly aired their anti-Israel views and bias. “There is no doubt that these committee members have unconscionably used the state-mandated curriculum as a tool for politically indoctrinating California’s high school students with anti-Israel propaganda and encouraging them to engage in political activism against the Jewish state,”

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By David Israel, The Jewish Press, August 7, 2019:

Appalled and gravely concerned that a proposed curriculum, intended to be used in all California public high schools, is blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel, 83 organizations demand that, before even fixing the curriculum, the California Department of Education establish safeguards that prevent any and all future attempts to use educational curricula to indoctrinate students with a biased, inaccurate and hateful agenda.

“Our 83 civil rights, human rights, religious and education organizations are deeply troubled by the California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC),” wrote the groups in the letter organized by AMCHA Initiative, for its “omission of information about American Jews and anti-Semitism, its use of classic anti-Semitic stereotypes, and its blatant anti-Israel bias.” The groups go further, however, and point out that the proposed curriculum “highlight[s] a much deeper and more grave problem – the fact that an educational curriculum can be hijacked by those pushing a political and hateful agenda.”

While “the ESMC must be drastically revised or completely re-written,” state the groups, that is not enough. “[U]nless and until safeguards are put in place for ensuring that its drafters will not be permitted to use the model curriculum to promote political, ethnic or religious enmity towards any groups, or to weaponize high school students to take action based on such enmity, we fear that whatever model curriculum is adopted by the Instructional Quality Commission [of the California Department of Education] will have an enormously negative impact on the state’s high schools, colleges and universities for years to come.” The groups urged the California Board of Education to “immediately address this consequential problem by establishing safeguards for ensuring that all state-sponsored curricula and other instructional materials may never be created or used as tools of political indoctrination that promote hatred and incite harm against any race, religion, group or individual.”



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