Republican Rep Kevin McCarthy is trying to keep our education unbiased. He was rather alarmed when he found a California curriculum had somehow found a way to omit Jewish culture and the term antisemitic. As if it were not relevant ethnic studies.
“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) is demanding an investigation into how the California Department of Education crafted a “blatantly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel” high school curriculum that has fostered unease in the state’s pro-Israel and Israeli-American communities.”
“…A group of activist state educators tied to the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, has hijacked California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) to incorporate lessons that many have described as promoting Jew-hatred.”
The school curriculum somehow left out Jewish people and their plight.
“Unfortunately, the curriculum, while making every effort to address bias against the many ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and identities that make up the diverse community of California, poignantly fails to include the Jewish experience.
The curriculum glossary includes words like racism, sexism, cisheteropatriarchy, classism, homophobia, Islamophobia, patriarchy, white supremacy, and xenophobia – but not anti-Semitism.”
“Lawmakers such as McCarthy and the pro-Israel activists opposed to the curriculum welcomed the decision to rework the anti-Israel curriculum, but said more must be done to expose those behind the initial proposal and its anti-Israel content.”
“While I am relieved that California made the obvious decision to revisit this wholly misguided proposal, we need to know why and how a blatantly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, factually inaccurate curriculum made its way through the ranks of California’s Department of Education,” McCarthy said.
“Taxpayer dollars should never be approved to fund a curriculum that whitewashes Israel’s history while simultaneously promoting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to destroy the state of Israel,” McCarthy said. “This was not simply an oversight—the California Department of Education’s attempt to institutionalize anti-Semitism is not only discriminatory and intolerant, it’s dangerous.”
It looks like the omission was intentional as part of a grander scheme against Israel and the Jewish people. Luckily California department of education found this unacceptable and will be reworking the school material. Wow, a story where California did the right thing…