Our co-sponsors include:
- Almost Jewish
- Atlanta Israel Coalition
- Artists 4 Israel
- Be Counted 4 Israel
- Black and Jewish Unity
- Canadian Anti-Semitism Education Foundation (CAEF)
- Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
- Herut North America
- Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel
- Israel’s Legal Rights
- Jews Against Antisemitism Canada
- Michigan Jewish Action Council
- Proclaiming Justice to the Nations
- Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)
- Shield of David
- Simon Wiesenthal Center
- Zionist Organization of America
If ethnic studies is to be taught in schools, we need a better curriculum. But, more importantly, we need to draw a line in the sand and secure an end to systemic Jew-hatred in education.
- Require the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum to include the full Jewish experience as a targeted minority in America and remove hate.
- Train teachers and administrators about systemic Jew-hatred in education and how to dismantle it.
- Implement mandatory study of the Holocaust and the expulsion of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa for years K-12, and of systemic discrimination against the Jewish community in America.
- Investigate why blatant Jew-hatred was included in the initial drafts and mandate these drafts not be used.
Jews have been persecuted for centuries. Our experience as a community in America has been marred by exclusion, discrimination, and violence. Our community has suffered as an ethnic group for racist reasons. We deserve a curriculum that reflects our unique experience and journey.
It took three drafts to get the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum to a version that is still inadequate. It took three drafts to scrub the most disgusting Jew-hatred from the curriculum.
Is that a victory? Or is it a troubling sign of how firmly established systemic Jew-hatred is in academia?
This is an issue that should unite, not divide, our community. We are determined to make our voices heard and speak out against systemic Jew-hatred in education