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California Board of Education scraps anti-Israel ethnic-studies curriculum proposal
August 14, 2019
It stated that “the current draft model curriculum falls short and needs to be substantially redesigned.” Pro-Israel groups applauded the decision, though vowed to keep watch on the matter.
Israeli-Americans mobilizing against ‘biased’ California ethnic-studies curriculum
August 12, 2019
It has established a Facebook group, launched a petition for Californians to express their opposition and offered a public comment template that streamlines the process for community members to voice their concerns to the Instructional Quality Commission.
Groups call on California to safeguard ‘biased agenda’ of proposed ethnic-studies track
August 7, 2019
“If not addressed, this problem threatens to undermine not only the current effort to develop an ethnic studies model curriculum, but all other curricular efforts undertaken by the Department of Education,” continued a letter signed by 83 organizations.
Proposed anti-Israel ethnic-studies curriculum in California has Jewish community on alert
August 2, 2019
“[It] is deeply troubling—not only for its shocking omission of any mention of Jewish Americans or anti-Semitism or its blatant anti-Israel bias and praise of BDS, but for its clear attempt to politically indoctrinate students to adopt the view that Israel and its Jewish supporters are part of ‘interlocking systems of oppression and privilege’ that must be fought with ‘direct action’ and ‘resistance,’ ” said Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, head of the AMCHA Initiative.