Illinois School District 219 had planned to use tax dollars to promote Palestine and indoctrinate students against Israel

JTA
Chicago-area high school pulls support for teacher training on Palestine after pro-Israel backlash
by Ben Sales
May 31, 2019

A high school district with a large Jewish population has withdrawn its recommendation of an optional training opportunity for teachers called “Teaching Palestine” after local teachers, synagogues and national organizations protested…One of the schools, Niles North High, is the primary high school serving Skokie, a local Jewish population center…Offered by a group called Teachers for Social Justice, the course was open to “critical educators who want to teach about Palestine and the Palestine liberation struggle,” according to a May 22 email to teachers obtained by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. READ MORE

JNS After backlash, Illinois high school district withdraws ‘Teaching Palestine’ course Niles Township stated that the lesson wasn’t developed by the district, and that “the district was never going to provide continuing education credits or lane advancement credit for the course.”…StandWithUs and the Simon Wiesenthal Center applauded the reversal. “We are pleased that District 219 acknowledged that their Teaching Palestine course was one-sided and inadequate to address a very complex topic, and that it created a sense of exclusion for Jewish and pro-Israel students,” StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein told JNS,

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