How U.S. Public Schools Teach Antisemitism

The Free Press
Article Source: The Free Press

Article Source: The Free Press

  • California’s new “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum” (ESMC) mandates lessons on the marginalization of minorities by a white oppressor, and refers to Israelis as “white colonial” oppressors who steal Palestinians’ land and homes. 
  • Secondary school students in all 50 states are learning about history and the Middle East from the Brown University Choices Program, in which Israel is a “Zionist enterprise in Palestine,” an “apartheid state,” a “settler colony,” and “a military occupier.”
  • The New York City public school through its new curriculum, the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE), seeks to mold students into citizens who “have a critical lens through which they challenge inequitable systems of access, power, and privilege.”  Although the CRSE does not explicitly refer to Jews, there are concerns that its teachings contribute to the belief that Jews can be classed as white oppressors.
  • According to a recent Harvard Harris poll, 67 percent of people aged 18 to 24 believe that “Jews as a class are oppressors and should be treated as oppressors,” compared to 44 percent of people aged 25 to 34; 24 percent of those aged 45 to 54; 15 percent of those 55 to 64; and 9 percent over 65 years who say the same. Read More

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