CA Action Alert: Stop Anti-Israel Curriculum!

California’s Board of Education is currently reviewing an Ethnic Studies curriculum which contains anti-Israel and anti-Semitic content. The curriculum supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, omits the term anti-Semitism as a type of bigotry, and excludes Jews as an ethnic minority.  The curriculum also invokes age-old stereotypes against Jews, by encouraging teachers to use an anti-Israel poem that insinuates Jews control the world and the media to manipulate the public. The curriculum does not include a single lesson about the Jewish community, and only mentions Jews in passing.

How You Can Help:

California residents can submit public comments, with their objections to the curriculum, through August 15th.  Please Download the Public Input Template, available here, fill it out using Microsoft Word, and email it to ethnicstudies@cde.ca.gov by August 15th.

Your feedback matters! After the public comment period closes, the Instructional Quality Commission will fully review the model curriculum and all public comments, and recommend revisions at their September 2019 meeting. 

Act now and submit your public comment to help stop anti-Semitism from entering California’s public schools. 
 
(To learn more about the proposed, anti-Semitic curriculum,
see this story from JNS.org)


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