”Let’s dump the curriculum and teach Palestinian propaganda instead”

Joanne Jacobs:

One early-elementary lesson proposed for the “teach in” encourages children to identify what they “will chant at a Palestine protest,” reports Jill Tucker in the San Francisco Chronicle. In an alphabet book titled P is for Palestine, the letter “I” represented “intifada,” which refers to armed uprisings by Palestinians against Israeli control of disputed land. (The book says the word means”rising up for what is right!”)

“It is the job of educators to teach students how to think critically, not to teach them what to think,” said a district statement. It reminded teachers “to keep their personal beliefs out of the classroom.”